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Snow Rabbit, Spring Rabbit: A Book of Changing Seasons (edition 2011)

by Il Sung Na

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Title:Snow Rabbit, Spring Rabbit: A Book of Changing Seasons
Authors:Il Sung Na
Info:Knopf Books for Young Readers (2011), Hardcover, 24 pages
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Rating:****
Tags:Animals, Seasons, Multicultural

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Snow Rabbit, Spring Rabbit: A Book of Changing Seasons by Il Sung Na

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A lavishly illustrated tour of wild animals in their winter habitat, with a charming rabbit as guide. The landscape shifts perspective from page to page, as the rabbit peeks in on or mimics the other animals. It is a simple, lyrical narrative brought to life with gorgeous artwork, the season-change equivalent of A Book of Sleep (in which night turns to day). Children will have the opportunity to identify the animals (who aren't named in the text), describe what they are doing, and find the rabbit in each scene.

Song pairing: "Walking, Walking"
Song pairing: "Wheels on the Bus" (with geese, sheep, mice)
  rarewren | May 3, 2014 |
A book of changing season using animals and what they do when the weather starts to turn cold.
  MissCABCCrystal | Mar 27, 2014 |
A look at what various animals due in the winter. The illustrations are whimsal, full of small details and muted colors.
  Emily.Small | Feb 22, 2014 |
I LOVE the layers, layout, colors, and design of the art in this book! (I pretty much want a skirt made out of every pattern on the pages.)

The text is plain and simple, not groundbreaking, but just right for a young toddler absorbing new information about animal behavior. The only thing missing for me is information about the rabbit! I wish the text explicitly said something for its young audience about the rabbit's coat changing color, just as it said something about every other animal.

But that's a small quibble, and really, the illustrations are beautiful. I'd love to do a K-1-2 art storytime where we read this and an Eric Carle book and then made our own patterned paper for collages.

3 stars for the text, 5 for the art. ( )
  MelissaZD | Dec 31, 2013 |
The book talks about what animals do in the cold seasons. The illustrations help young readers see what animals do when snow falls, and how the trees prepares for winter. Some animals migrate, some have thick fur and they stay, some go to swim in warm waters, and some hibernate throughout the winter. ( )
  ntaha | Jun 18, 2013 |
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“Whimsy” is a word that runs rampant in the description of children’s literature, but Il Sung Na’s picture books certainly merit the label. “Snow Rabbit, Spring Rabbit” is the latest of Na’s deceptively simple storybooks (“A Book of Sleep,” “Brrrr: A Book of Winter”), where a straightforward tale of nature or nighttime is elevated by distinctive illustration into a somewhat more enchanted realm than that of mere snowfall and frozen dirt.
added by lquilter | editNew York Times, Pamela Paul (Feb 23, 2011)
 
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0375867864, Hardcover)

What do the animals do when the snow falls to the ground and all the trees are bare?  Some fly long distances, while some swim to warmer waters.  Some take a long, warm sleep where they live, while others have a thick, cozy coat and can stay in the snow!

As with Il Sung Na's previous books, Snow Rabbit, Spring Rabbit is filled with rich illustrations, charming animals, and a simple, lyrical text—all wrapped up in a gorgeous package. It's a gentle introduction to the ideas of adaptation, hibernation, and migration, and an exhuberant celebration of changing seasons.

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While other animals migrate, hibernate, or stay busy all winter, a little white rabbit watches.

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