Do you hear it?
Snow is falling.
Follow a deer and a lost then found dog as they wander through this musical snow-covered world in Snow Music.
Author/illustrator Lynne Rae Perkins creates music bars for snowballs, dog tags, and snow plows that tickle the imagination.
Sing along as if you were in the car slushing through the snow.
This story promotes creative components of originality and imagination.
WHY I LIKE THIS BOOK: I like this book for how the author/illustrator immerses and interacts with the reader to bring the reader into this musical snowy world in such an original way.
AUTHOR: Lynne Rae Perkins
ILLUSTRATOR: Lynne Rae Perkins
PUBLISHER: Greenwillow Books, 2000
AGE GROUP: 3-6
TOPIC(S): rhyme, snow, music
CREATIVE COMPONENTS: imagination, originality
1) What sounds do you hear in your neighborhood when snow is falling? What sounds do you hear in your neighborhood when snow is melting? Using onomatopoeia to describe your sounds, have someone guess what makes that sound? Onomatopoeia is a word created from the sound it is describing. For example, sniff sounds like when someone sniffs through his nose.
2) Sing along to a song about snow.
3) What would the sound of snow falling sound like to a deer or rabbit whose ears are shaped definitely than human ears?
4) Like the author/illustrator did in the story, write music bars for the things related to winter activities such as skiing, ice skating, or sledding.
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