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  • Published: San Francisco : Chronicle Books, 2011.
  • Year Published: 2011
  • Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 32 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

Reading Level

  • Lexile: 700

ISBN/Standard Number

  • 9780811867849
  • 0811867846

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Over and under the snow

by Messner, Kate.

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Where To Find It

Call number: E MES

Available Copies: Pittsfield Youth PicBks, West Youth Picture Books

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Over the snow, the world is hushed and white, but under the snow is a secret world of squirrels and snowshoe hares, bears and bullfrogs, and many others who live outside in the woods during the winter.

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great snowy picture book

I found this picture book delightful. In this ALA Notable Book, the illustrations are beautiful and move the story along. The perspective in them is just wonderful. It's a sleepy tale of a father and child on a wintry cross-country trek through the winter woods, and the animals they encounter who live over and under the snow. A great winter read if you're looking for books about animals that live in the snow.

I love how the index has a list of the animals and where they live during winter.

Super cute!


The book talks about life under the snow while a boy and his father ski on the top. It was a difficult book to read out loud to children. There is really is not a story or much scientific information as I was expecting from a book like this. It is a ok to read in winter months when one wonders where all the animals go. It talks about squirrel, shrew, voles, deer mice, bumblebee, chipmunk, beavers among other.

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