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The Story of Snow: The Science of Winter's Wonder

by Mark Cassino, Jon Nelson

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Informative book about snow and the winter season.
  Gervona | Jun 6, 2017 |
I generally loved this book for a number of reasons. First of all, the writing in this story is clear and descriptive. Also, the author defines new terms as they are introduced to the reader. For example, on the seventh page Cassino writes the following: "...water vapor (water in the form of a gas)..." I also appreciated how the pictures were labeled and the pictures and illustrations enhanced the meaning of the text. For example, pages 10 and 11, a timeline of the progression of a snowflake is illustrated for the reader while labeling each step next to the stage that is occurring. Overall, this book was informative and interesting. The only criticism I could think of is the text could be considered a bit lengthy for the age it is addressing. In conclusion, the main idea of the text is to inform readers on the process of how a snowflake is made. ( )
  Mjager1 | Apr 3, 2017 |
Summary: A book that explains how snow crystals and flakes grow in the clouds and how temperature and other factors can affect what comes down to the crystal form that hits the earth. It also explains that no two snow crystals are ever alike and can take a variety of different shapes. The book explains each step of the formation and the details of how snow crystals are formed.

Personal Reflection: This is a beautiful book that communicates to the readers a sense of wonder and engages the reader wanting to continue reading more. This book shows detailed illustrations of snow crystals and captures a beautiful story of snow.

Curriculum Connection: A wonderful book to use in a K-3rd-grade science class when learning about different weathers, in particular, winter and its snow. This book explains how snow is formed and the details you need to know about snow. After this book is read, children can go outside with magnifying glasses to go investigate various snowflakes. ( )
  ftakahashi | Apr 1, 2017 |
This book examples how snow is formed: tiny snow crystals that stick together. It explains how these crystals start forming, the different shapes and structures, and what happens when they fall. This book also includes an activity that involves catching your own snow crystals. This books has wonderful images of magnified snow crystals.
This book is a good example of an informational book because it is full of information about snow. The book sets out to explain the basics of snow and how the smaller parts, snow crystals, form. This informational book provides thorough explanations that are still understandable for elementary students and vivid pictures to demonstrate what is being discussed.
Media: watercolor and ink
Age Appropriateness: Late Primary- Intermediate
  khofer15 | Feb 13, 2017 |
in-depth discussion of how snow is formed, the shapes it takes, and the different way it is formed.
4 books
  TUCC | Sep 16, 2016 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0811868664, Hardcover)

How do snow crystals form? What shapes can they take? Are no two snow crystals alike? These questions and more are answered in this visually stunning exploration of the science of snow. Perfect for reading on winter days, the book features photos of real snow crystals in their beautiful diversity. Snowflake-catching instructions are also included.

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This book about the science of snow features photos of snow crystals in their beautiful diversity and includes how snow crystals are formed into different shapes and snow-crystal-catching instructions in the back of the book.

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