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Annotation: Simple text and illustrations explore the wonders of snow.
Catalog Number: #4839964
Format: Paperback
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Common Core/STEAM: Common Core Common Core
Publisher: Aladdin
Copyright Date: 2003
Edition Date: 2003
Illustrator: Wallace, John,
Pages: 31 pages
Availability: Available
ISBN: 0-689-85437-4
ISBN 13: 978-0-689-85437-8
Dewey: 551.57
LCCN: 2002009524
Dimensions: 23 cm.
Language: English
Horn Book
Determined to get a good view of the royal parade, "egg boy" Humpty Dumpty perches on top of a brick wall. But when Humpty loses his balance and topples through the roof of the king's carriage, it's up to shy King Moe to put all of Humpty's pieces together again. Collage art makes this slight tale visually interesting but doesn't make up for a forced and awkward rhyme scheme in the text.
Kirkus Reviews
Bauer provides a simple explanation of snow in this beginning level easy reader, the second in a series of weather-themed volumes from this team. The text explains cloud formation, snow crystal formation and size, and snow's place in the water cycle, all in just a few simple sentences. Wallace provides charming watercolor illustrations of two children and a gray dog waiting for the snow and then having fun skating and sledding together. The younger child helps the main character to build a snowman on the cover, and both are so bundled up against the cold (in gender-neutral winter wear) that the reader can't be sure if the children are boys or girls. Bold blobs of white paint serve as the snowflakes against wintry blue skies, and the scenes of spring weather with melting snow include snow-capped peaks with pink and orange shadows or reflections splashed across the mountains. First- and second-grade teachers will find this useful in the classroom for science as well as for the easy reader shelves. (author's note) (Easy reader. 5-8)
School Library Journal
K-Gr 2 A young child and a dog explore the wonders of winter in this appealing story. The author uses simple sentences to demystify the reason for snow, while still expressing the sense of excitement that youngsters feel about it. The colorful watercolor illustrations go perfectly with the text. There's an amazing amount of information packed into this short book. A delightful beginning reader. Tracy Bell, Durham Public Schools, NC
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Word Count: 162
Reading Level: 2.0
Interest Level: P-2
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 2.0 / points: 0.5 / quiz: 74660 / grade: Lower Grades
Reading Counts!: reading level:2.5 / points:1.0 / quiz:Q36070
Lexile: 440L
Guided Reading Level: H

Level 1: Starting to Read
• Simple stories
• Increased vocabulary
• Longer sentences

Everyone loves snow! It's fun to play in and makes wonderful snowmen. But where does snow come from? The answer is at your fingertips. Just open this book and read about the wonders of snow....

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