If you’re like me, you’re tired of winter and waiting for spring to make its appearance. March is the snowiest month here in Colorado so we have some time before warmer days are upon us. But if you can’t get enough of winter or books about snow, here are 3 recent books to feed your need.
In Zach’s Alligator and the First Snow, Zack and his trusty alligator/keychain Bridget enjoy Bridget’s first experience with snow. Zack is building a snowman while his parents ice fish nearby, and when snow gets in his pocket Bridget gets wet, causing her to grow to full size. Zack and Bridget make snow angels, go sledding and do all of the fun things kids (and gators) do in the snow. This is a really cute “I Can Read!” level 2 book that would be great for preschoolers and younger school-aged kids.
The Berenstain Bears’ Winter Wonderland is a lift-the-flap aimed at younger children. Brother Bear wants to have a snowball fight with Sister, but she’d rather take advantage of all of the other fun winter activities. After ice skating, snowshoeing, snowboarding and lots of other fun things, they take a sleigh ride home, and Brother finally gets the snowball fight he’s been begging for.
If you live in an area that tends to get one of those March snowstorms that dump several inches of snow and are stuck in the house, and you’re tired of hearing the kids complaining they’re bored, then The Berenstain Bears’ and the Nutcracker is the perfect solution. The Bear cubs are thrilled with their new battery-powered and electronic toys they received for Christmas, but it doesn’t take long for them to tire of them. Papa suggests they use their imaginations, and the new Nutcracker Bear is the perfect catalyst for an afternoon of pretending.
These books are fun to read on a snowy day, or even during the summer when you’re tired of the heat.
Spring couldn’t come soon enough for Nancy, who writes about her 2 boys, books and life in Colorado at Life With My Boys and Books.