Snowflakes on our tongues

Mike Ornstein

Book - 2023

When a farmer is not paying attention, the farm animals romp and play as they try to catch snowflakes on their tongues. Includes back matter with animal facts as well as information on the science of snowflakes.

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Children's Room New Shelf jE/Ornstein (NEW SHELF) Due Dec 9, 2023
Children's Room New Shelf jE/Ornstein (NEW SHELF) Due Dec 19, 2023
Stories in rhyme
Picture books
Ann Arbor, MI : Sleeping Bear Press [2023]
Main Author
Mike Ornstein (author)
Other Authors
Pauline Gregory, 1981- (illustrator)
Physical Description
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 x 29 cm
Ages 4-8.
Contents unavailable.
Review by Kirkus Book Review

There are animal shenanigans on Pumpernickel Farm whenever it snows. The animals of Pumpernickel Farm (and perhaps their tan-skinned, brown-bearded farmer?) have a peculiar habit whenever flakes start to fall. "We are the cows and we like to say Moo! / We stay warm in the winter with a thicker hairdo. / When the snow comes down, / we like to have some fun. / So we open up our mouths / and stick out our tongues." A page turn shows the cows doing just that: "Snowflakes on our tongues! / Moo! Snowflakes on our tongues! / When the farmer isn't looking, we catch snowflakes on our tongues!" This jaunty refrain repeats for each of the animals that follows--horse, piglets, sheep, chickens--differing only in the animals' sounds, which little listeners will love to provide. Indeed, this is prime storytime fodder. The jazzy rhythm of the verses makes it perfect for a read-aloud, and the gloriously silly illustrations will give children the giggles, from the animals' personal spaces to their gleeful jumps and leaps with tongues extended. A final page looks at how real-life animals on the farm adapt to the chilly winter weather and provides a few more facts about snow and snowflakes. (This book was reviewed digitally.) Read this when snow is in the forecast and kids can head outside, tongues hanging out. (Picture book. 3-7) Copyright (c) Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.

Copyright (c) Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.