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Over and Under the Snow by Kate Messner
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Over and Under the Snow (edition 2011)

by Kate Messner (Author)

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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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Title:Over and Under the Snow
Authors:Kate Messner (Author)
Info:Chronicle Books (2011), Edition: Illustrated, 44 pages
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"Over and Under the Snow" is the story of a boy and father as the go cross-country skiing. As the ski, the father is explaining to the boy the world that is going on beneath the snow and all of the animals sleeping and dwelling in their homes under their feet. This is a good example of "faction" as the story is very lyrical in it's telling but the information about the animals and their homes is informational. This would be an excellent book to share about animal habitats and behaviors or as a mentor text for teaching prepositional phrases. This is one book in a series of "over and under" books in different habitats such as the pond and the rainforest.
  traceycasey | Jul 18, 2021 |
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  CapitalCityPCS | Sep 20, 2019 |
Over and under the snow is a heart warming book with amazing illustrations. The story really gets you to feel for the story/ animals that are hibernating and those that are not . I found the word choice to match the illustrations perfectly and it can be read to first graders and higher. The tone of the story is done beautifully, you really have a sense of harmony while reading and viewing the illustration. I will definitely recommend the book. ( )
  gquint3 | Apr 18, 2019 |
I wasn't a big fan of this book. It has sophisticated tone that students could find boring or uninteresting. My goal is to have fun books in my classroom that students will enjoy reading. I think the theme is that everything has a deeper meaning, since you cannot see underneath the surface. ( )
  kcolli32 | Oct 15, 2018 |
By the author and illustrator of the incredibly beautiful Over and Under the Pond, this book is also beautiful and full of creatures and critters, although instead of a pond, these live over and under the snow.

The illustrations are great, and the words are lovely.

As with Over and Under the Pond, there is a section in the back of the book that provides more information about the creatures in the book.

Recommended, and would make an excellent gift book, or giving tree book. ( )
  Critterbee | Apr 16, 2018 |
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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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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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