Synopsis from Arbordale Publishing:
Do you ever wonder how animals stay warm in the winter? Well, they wonder how humans do too! In a twist of perspective, wild creatures question if humans use the same winter adaptation strategies that they do. Do they cuddle together in a tree or fly south to Mexico? Take a look through an animal’s eyes and discover the interesting ways animals cope with the cold in this rhythmic story.
About: A Warm Winter Tail is a children’s picture book written by Carrie A. Pearson and illustrated by Christina Wald. This book was published on 8/10/2012 by Arbordale Publishing, hardcover, 32 pages. Please see more info about the author below. Arbordale Publishing’s mission is to inspire the love of reading and improve young children’s science and math skills through picture books. These books will captivate your kids’ minds on your lap, at bedtime, or in the classroom.
My Experience: I read A Warm Winter Tail for my 5 year-old on 12/3/16 as an afternoon story time and again on 12/10/16 at night. He really likes this book, especially the picture above. It’s interesting how some animals keep warm in the winter by hiding themselves in a hole on the ground. They looked like mice, but I can’t be sure. Are they other forms of a mouse? If the author could add the names of the animals within the story, that fact would help a lot. I really like the facts at the end of the book though. And at the end of the book, it’s revealed that they are called Deer Mice. My son and I enjoy our reminiscent after our read of how the animals keep warm in the winter compare to us even a week later after our read. This book is absolutely great!
Pro: facts & activities at the end of the book, beautiful pictures – especially what the animals think of us,
Con: in each page in the story, include a name of the animal would be helpful
I rate it 5 stars!
About the Author:
Carrie A. Pearson I’m an author and also a wife, mom, daughter, friend, athlete, entrepreneur, and community volunteer. Woven between all of the roles I play in life is my love for writing. My sweet spot is learning something new in the world and sharing that in a memorable story.
So what’s memorable, you ask? Stories that resonate, get stuck in your head, make you look at the everyday in a new way, or even give you a contagious belly laugh! That’s a home run. http://www.carriepearsonbooks.com/
(Info taken from her website)
Carrie A. Pearson is a former early elementary teacher and the winner of a SCBWI-Michigan Picture Book Mentorship Award and a Work of Outstanding Promise grant. A Cool Summer Tail, and the companion, A Warm Winter Tail (2013-2014 Great Lakes Great Books Literature Program and a Gelett Burgess Award) follow many of the same animals to describe how they manage the hot summer and cold winter weather. Carrie and her family live in the upper peninsula of Michigan.
(This portion is from the publisher’s website)
***Disclaimer: Many thanks to Arbordale Publishing for the opportunity to read & review. Please know that my opinions are honest.