“The Snow Tree”
“Little Bear woke and the world around was white.” He wonders where all the colors went and searches for color in this white winter world.
Little Bear’s friends help by bringing colors of nature such as leaves, berries, and feathers to decorate the Snow Tree.
A colorful story about friendship and sharing.
Gorgeous illustrations and embossed pages add texture for readers’ delight as well as the poetic text printed in calligraphy.
This story promotes nature, sharing, and flexible thinking.
TITLE: The Snow Tree
AUTHOR: Caroline Repchuk
ILLUSTRATOR: Josephine Martin
PUBLISHER: Dutton Children’s Books, 1997
AGE GROUP: 4-8
CREATIVE COMPONENTS: nature, sharing, flexible thinking
1) Pick 5 colors. How does each color remind you of a memory of yours?
2) How can you bring light to darkness? Brainstorm 10 ways. Here are a few to get your list started: open a door or window, show someone kindness, smile. Next answer the question in reverse – how can you bring darkness to light?
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