Winter Dance

by Marion Dane Bauer and Richard Jones

“Winter is coming … what should I do?” Many animals have an answer... read more

“Winter is coming … what should I do?” Many animals have an answer for the red fox who is wondering how to prepare. A caterpillar suggests spinning a chrysalis. A turtle suggests swimming deep down into mud. Gather nuts like squirrel? Zip into a cave, hang upside down, and sleep like bat? Fly south like the geese? “That won’t do for me,” fox answers each time, knowing he isn’t meant to do any of those things. Finally another red fox has an answer fox knows is just right: “When a million snowflakes fill the air, twirling, tumbling, spinning, waltzing, you and I join them.” A lyrical, patterned narrative is set against gorgeous illustrations in muted tones with occasional fox-red accents in a book evoking the natural world with both appreciation and playfulness. (Ages 3-7)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2018

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