Winter is here

Kevin Henkes

Book - 2018

"Snow falls, animals burrow, and children prepare for the wonders winter brings"--

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Subjects
Genres
Children's stories Pictorial works
Picture books
Published
New York, NY : Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers [2018]
Edition
First edition
Language
English
Physical Description
32 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm
ISBN
9780062747181
0062747185
9780062747198
0062747193
Main Author
Kevin Henkes (author)
Other Authors
Laura Dronzek (illustrator)
Review by Booklist Reviews

*Starred Review* Henkes and Dronzek return with this third seasonal tribute—now for the cold time of year. Gorgeous blue-and-white endpapers dotted with snowy mittens, done in full-color acrylics, precede a lively double-page spread showing families skating, building a snowman, and sledding, while animals frolic in the snow. As snow falls from the sky, a red-coated child waves to friends in front of his icicle-roofed house, while his little brown dog peers out the window. Snowflakes softly cover a great horned owl, snuggling birds, and nesting rabbits. An appealing series of pictures shows the boy donning boots with zippers, vests with zippers, and jackets with zippers, wryly underscored by humorous text: "It can take a long time to get ready for winter." The "wind howls in every language," and winter's hues are white, gray, and "blue, blue, deep blue." The gentle repetitions continue as winter stays and stays and stays, until it finally shrinks away and slips around the corner into a gorgeous, green spring. Here again, in a luscious green-and-pink full-color spread, families play in the same space, but boats float on the melted pond, kites fly, and children scoot and stroll and play, followed by yellow endpapers depicting spring flowers. The large format, language, and pictures merge in a just-right read-aloud for fans of winter's charms. Preschool-Grade 2. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

Review by School Library Journal Reviews

PreS-Gr 1—Another must-have seasonal picture book created through the amazing collaboration of Henkes and Dronzek. Here they describe winter and its many delights, such as its natural beauty, and the opportunity for people to ice skate and sled down pillowy hills. The cold and ice also present challenges, like dressing in layers full of snaps and buttons, scarves and hats. It can be quiet and peaceful yet it can be loud and fierce. It is white yet is often dark. Winter lasts a while, but peels away to reveal the beauty of spring. The text is smooth and uncomplicated yet interesting and engaging. The descriptive word choice is able to set the scene perfectly with so few words, and the soft illustrations match and enrich the text seamlessly. The acrylic paintings not only portray the wonder and beauty of a large snowfall but they also evoke a feeling of warmth and peaceful comfort. The diverse array of animals in preparation will entertain readers and leave them curious to the very end of the story. VERDICT Bundle up for this wonderful wintry tale of all of the highs and lows that the season has to offer.—Amy Shepherd, St. Anne's Episcopal School, Middleton, DE Copyright 2018 School Library Journal.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

A companion to the best-selling When Spring Comes and In the Middle of Fall combines simple, poetic text and seasonally inspired artwork in a celebration of winter's sights, sounds and smells. By the Caldecott Medal-winning creator of Kitten's First Full Moon. 125,000 first printing.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

This picture book about winter celebrates the sights, sounds, and smells of the season. From Caldecott Medalist and Newbery Honor author Kevin Henkes and acclaimed painter Laura Dronzek, the bestselling and award-winning creators of seasonal favorites When Spring Comes and In the Middle of Fall.Snow falls, animals burrow, and children prepare for the wonders winter brings. Caldecott Medalist and award-winning author Kevin Henkes's striking text introduces basic concepts of language and the unique beauty of the winter season. Laura Dronzek's expressive paintings beautifully capture the joyful wonders of winter.This is an engaging companion to the bestselling When Spring Comes and In the Middle of Fall. Winter Is Here is an ideal choice for story time, seasonal curriculums, and bedtime reading.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

This picture book about winter celebrates the sights, sounds, and smells of the season. From Caldecott Medalist and Newbery Honor author Kevin Henkes and acclaimed painter Laura Dronzek, the bestselling and award-winning creators of seasonal favorites When Spring Comes and In the Middle of Fall.Snow falls, animals burrow, and children prepare for the wonders winter brings. Caldecott Medalist and award-winning author Kevin Henkes’s striking text introduces basic concepts of language and the unique beauty of the winter season. Laura Dronzek’s expressive paintings beautifully capture the joyful wonders of winter.This is an engaging companion to the bestselling When Spring Comes and In the Middle of Fall. Winter Is Here is an ideal choice for story time, seasonal curriculums, and bedtime reading.