Opening: A single snowflake floats through the air, spins, leaps, settles on the nose of a fine red fox. What is a fox to do?
Other animals share with fox what they do in the winter. Squirrel gathers acorns. Turtle buries deep in the mud. Caterpillar wraps itself in a chrysalis.
But none of that will work for fox.
Until another fox comes along.
This book promotes creative nonfiction and beautiful lyrical language.
TITLE: Winter Dance
AUTHOR: Marion Dane Bauer
ILLUSTRATOR: Richard Jones
PUBLISHER: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017
AGE GROUP: 4-7
CREATIVE COMPONENTS: lyrical, nonfiction
1) In the winter, humans and animals wear winter coats. Design a winter coat for an alien or dinosaur.
2) Create a creative dance movement for each animal in the story.
3) If a snowman were to take a summer vacation, where would he go? Design a travel pamphlet for his vacation destination.
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