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It's Snowing! by Gail Gibbons
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It's Snowing!

by Gail Gibbons

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Talks about snow and different aspects of it
ages 5=8
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  catiesar1 | Nov 22, 2015 |
The genre of this book is informational. For students interested in the weather, this is a great book filled with easy-to-understand facts and details about all types of snow and snowflakes. The illustrations make it fun and help make it easier to understand and grasp the concepts. This book would be appropriate for early elementary students. ( )
  athena.j | Jul 23, 2015 |
I liked the book “It’s Snowing” by Gail Gibbons for two reasons. First, the illustrations are informational and easy to understand. For example, the diagram showing why snow falls very clearly shows the water cycle with definitions next to each picture. The illustrations clearly help students understand the text better. Second, while the book is informational it is also engaging for students. They show pictures and text with snow falling in different places such as South America, and Australia. The students are able to relate to the snow that falls around them, and also see places they may have traveled to before. The big idea of the story “It’s Snowing” is how and why snow falls in the wintertime. ( )
  rschin1 | Apr 24, 2014 |
“It’s Snowing” was a very informative book that I enjoyed very much. First, I liked the book because of all the detailed information it gave on snow in a kid friendly way. The book told readers about how snowflakes are formed, what parts of the world snows it snows in, and the different ways snow can hit the ground. Even though “It’s Snowing” described the complexities of snow formation it did not do so in a complicated or overly scientific way. All the information was presented in a very organized and understandable way that made the book more readable. A good example of this clear way of writing is when the author described what a blizzard is. There is a whole page illustrated to visually describe what a blizzard would look like and the author says, “A Blizzard happens when lots and lots of snow falls. The wind is howling. The snow is drifting. There can be whiteouts. Blizzards can be dangerous.” I thought this was a very efficient way of describing a blizzard, without oversimplifying it or making it too complex. Secondly, I liked the book because it did not just describe how snow formed and the different ways it can hit the ground. It also described the fun people can have in snow, some interesting facts about snow, and gave some helpful tips on how to dress in a snowstorm and be prepared for one. An example of how the author described how people can have fun in snow is when she says, “Some children make snow angels. Others take long walks in the quiet countryside. It is beautiful and peaceful all around.” I thought that by adding in how snow can be fun and some interesting facts about it, made the book more interesting and less like a textbook. I think that whenever people read about how something will affect them in a positive way (like having fun in the snow) it makes them more apt to read the more boring and scientific aspects of the subject. I believe the author did a really good job of incorporating learning and fun into her book, which made for a very enjoyable read. I believe the main idea of; “It’s Snowing” was to inform readers on the different types of snow and how it forms while also informing them about the benefits of snow, how they can have fun in it, and how they should prepare themselves for any impending blizzards or snowstorms. ( )
  MaryBethLingner | Nov 18, 2013 |
National Weather Service
Full page illustrations
Water Cycle, Diff Ice Crystals (How snowflakes form)
Diff ways snow falls (sleet, blizzard, flurries)
Benefits of snow
How to stay warm outside
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  exu0002 | May 4, 2013 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0823422372, School & Library Binding)

Small, soft flakes fall quietly from above. It's snowing! People like to sled and ski in it, but what exactly is snow? How does it form? While it is believed that no two snowflakes look exactly alike, most have either six sides or six points. included in this crystal clear introduction to one of winter's wonders is information about different types of snowstorms, regions where snow falls, and how to prepare when a snowstorm approaches.

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Introduces readers to snow and discusses topics such as different types of snowstorms, regions where snow falls, and how to prepare when a snowstorm approaches.

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