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Children's Nonfiction Zoology

Snack, Snooze, Skedaddle

How Animals Get Ready for Winter

by (author) Laura Purdie Salas

illustrated by Claudine Gévry

Lerner Publishing Group
Initial publish date
Sep 2019
Zoology, Seasons, General
Recommended Age
5 to 9
Recommended Grade
k to 3
Recommended Reading age
7 to 8
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Sep 2019
    List Price

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There is more than one way for animals to prepare for winter. Some, such as mice, foxes, and moose, simply tolerate the cold. Of course black bears hibernate, but chipmunks, wood frogs, and garter snakes do too. And then there are the creatures that migrate, including hummingbirds, blue whales, and even earthworms! This rhyming nonfiction picture book by Laura Purdie Salas tells you all about how animals survive chilly weather.

About the authors

Laura Purdie Salas is the author of more than 130 books for kids, including If You Were the Moon, Water Can Be . . ., and BookSpeak! Poems about Books. Poetry and rhyming nonfiction books are her favorite things to write. Laura loves to do author visits, writing workshops, and teacher inservices. Read more about Laura and her work at

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Claudine Gévry's love for books and drawing naturally led her to doing the best job on earth: children's book illustrator. She has illustrated many many books and she is at her happiest when painting cute animals or lush plants.

She lives between the mountains and the ocean in Vancouver, British Columbia.

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Editorial Reviews

"A good choice for a late fall storytime."—Kirkus Reviews

"Primary grade teachers may find this picture book a useful read-aloud choice to supplement units on animals in winter."—Booklist

"Too charming to miss."—School Library Journal

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