Over and Under the Snow by Kate Messner, illustrated by Silas Neal
It’s fun to walk, ski, or snowshoe through the snow, and enjoy nature during the winder months. But it’s also fascinating to look at the world beneath the snow. This nonfiction book for young children invites readers to take an adventure in the subnivean zone (the world beneath the snow), where you can explore underground–and overground–tunnels and caves, and places where animals live beneath the snow. It’s a simply lovely study of the ways that animals spend the winter. I loved the intriguing information on animal adaptations, as well as the illustrations which perfectly complemented the text. The above and below ground views invite explorations of the page as well as entice for further investigations. The back of the book has further information on animals preparing for winter, too. Great for building on children’s natural interest in the change in seasons, and curiosity about animals.