Snow School

by Sandra Markle and Alan Marks

A mother snow leopard teaches her cubs how to survive among harsh conditions in this... read more

A mother snow leopard teaches her cubs how to survive among harsh conditions in this rich picture book text that follows twin siblings from one week of age until they are able to live independently more than a year later. Through example the mother teachers her offspring how to be quiet while hunting, to stay on their feet in order to catch quick prey, to find shelter in a storm, and to always stay clear of humans, all while growing up in an environment that is often dangerous. Watercolor and pencil illustrations capture the beauty of the animals and their home in the Hindu Kush Mountains of Pakistan. A few additional facts about snow leopards and a list of resources are included. (Ages 4-7)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2014

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