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Over and Under the Snow by Kate Messner

Over and Under the Snow (edition 2011)

by Kate Messner, Christopher Silas Neal (Illustrator)

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Title:Over and Under the Snow
Authors:Kate Messner
Other authors:Christopher Silas Neal (Illustrator)
Info:Chronicle Books (2011), Hardcover, 44 pages
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Over and Under the Snow by Kate Messner



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Summary: This book shows the world over the snow that is white and quiet. But under the snow, there is a secret world of animals, squirrels, snow hares, bears, bullfrogs, and other animals making a there winter home. It explores the various tunnels and caves that exist underneath the snow and what kinds of animals live through the winter in hiding, keeping them beneath the snow safe and warm.

Personal Reflection: A book that reflects the beauty of the lives of animals in the winter. The illustrations of the book are very calm yet retro, which goes along nicely with the nice flowing text that is very educational about the subnivean zone and various animal adaptations. It really captures the beauty of winter, nature, and the animals

Curriculum Connection: This book can be used in a Preschool-2nd-grade science classroom when learning about animals and what they do in the winter. And discussing what animals hibernates in the winter. It can also bring up the discussion of migrating and the various things animals do to survive in the winter. ( )
  ftakahashi | Apr 1, 2017 |
talks about what happens during the winter under the snow and over the snow. a great book to discuss the different animals during the winter.
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  TUCC | Dec 20, 2016 |
I like this book because it is nonfiction, but it does not just recite facts. It states them in a interesting way and children would love this book. It has interesting pictures and engaging vocabulary.
  kmbate8772 | Oct 12, 2016 |
This book is about a girl and her father skiing and on this journey they discover evidence of animals. It goes on to explain how animals survive during the winter under the snowy ground. The animals form their own means to travel under the ground while maintaining their survival. The intriguing visual images do a great job at representing the text. I would use this book in the classroom to teach the children about finding ways to survive in circumstances that may not always seem ideal.
  britcrow | Aug 11, 2016 |
This serenely illustrated book goes on a journey with a girl and her father as the ski over the snow. Unbeknownst to them, there is a world full of animals surviving the winter over and under the snow. The added details in the back of the book about each of the animals featured is a nice touch. ( )
  RebeccaRyan | Jul 26, 2016 |
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Skiing one day, a child and her dad discover the world of the subnivean zone, a network of small open spaces and tunnels that are created between the snowpack and the ground in winter.  They see all kinds of animals poke their heads out of the zone and ski right over others slumbering below.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0811867846, Hardcover)

Over the snow, the world is hushed and white.

But under the snow is a secret world of squirrels and snowshoe hares, bears and bullfrogs, and many other animals who live through the winter, safe and warm.

OVER AND UNDER THE SNOW takes readers on a cross country ski trip through the winter woods to discover the secret world of animals living under the snow.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:16:52 -0400)

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Over the snow, the world is hushed and white, but under the snow is a secret world of squirrels and snowshoe hares, bears and bullfrogs, and many others who live outside in the woods during the winter.

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