Fort-Building Time

by Megan Wagner Lloyd and Abigail Halpin

“Winter is a snowball-throwing, scarf-wrapping, sled-pulling, ice-sliding time.... read more

“Winter is a snowball-throwing, scarf-wrapping, sled-pulling, ice-sliding time. / A dog-snuggling, cocoa-drinking, snowman-making, fort-building time!” A lilting rhyming text describes the activities of four children who build a different kind of fort in each season, starting with a snow fort in winter, then on to a tent fort, a beach fort, and finally a tree fort. Spritely watercolor illustrations show a multiracial cast of the three girls and one boy playing together outside over the span of a year. Both the words and pictures acknowledge that children will always find a way to build a “cozy-keeping” fort of some type and incorporate it into their imaginative play. (Ages 3-6)

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

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