for Snow on Snow on Snow by Cheryl Chapman and Synthia Saint James
Inspired by Christina Rossetti's poem "In the Bleak Midwinter," this picture story begins "Once upon a winter's day / I woke up / under blankets under blankets under blankets." Using repeating prepositional phrases, Chapman's young narrator tells of going out with a dog and sled to play. Although the dog disappears for a moment, all live "happily ever after ever after ever after." Saint James' artwork picturing a brown-skinned child and mother with abstract features was rendered in oil and acrylic on canvas. Her landscapes are filled with bright skies and a rainbow of playmates and snowsuits. (Ages 3-6)
CCBC Choices 1994. © Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1994. Used with permission.
Laminated sheets give instructions for using the materials in the kit as well as activities, games, and songs based on the book that can be used in a day-care setting. A list of additional supplies that are needed for the activities is also included.
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