When winter arrives, animals living in cold environments need to cope to survive. Do polar bears build homes? Do penguins snuggle with a friend? Yes! But their homes aren’t made of wood, and they don’t cuddle on a couch. Instead, these animals and many more have adapted in amazing ways to survive chilly weather.
Whether it’s whales layering up with plenty of blubber, turtles burrowing into the mud to snooze and wait for spring, or emperor penguins coming together in a giant huddle, this book is full of fascinating tidbits about animal behavior in winter.
Written in a question-and-answer format, this interactive nonfiction book encourages kids to predict the answers and shout them out. Playful phrasing and comic illustrations make the content engaging for readers, who will gain newfound knowledge and an early understanding of adaptations in nature.
"This book is recommended mostly for younger students, but it could be used with older students to spark their interest in animal habitats and how they survive the cold weather. A good choice for both library and classroom use."
“This would make a lovely read aloud to a group of younger children…or a research tool for any younger child with an interest in animals.”
“The information is appropriate for a young child, and will add to their knowledge base while also encouraging them to look further concerning those animals that are unfamiliar.”
"The simple text is the perfect length for a read-aloud and would pair well with winter-themed storytimes."
"This book is highly focused on adaptation. It also addresses the importance of teamwork...it makes reading and learning fun."