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Kid’s Corner - “Over and Under the Snow”

"Over the snow, the world is hushed and white.  But under the snow is a secret world of squirrels and snow hares, bears and bullfrogs, and many other animals who live through the winter safe and warm under the snow."

InOver and Under the Snowby Kate Messner and Christopher Silas Neal (art), a father and child go for a cross country ski adventure through the woods where they discover animals living above the snow and others living underneath.  Did you ever wonder what happens to the frogs and bees in the winter?  Do beavers and squirrels sleep the whole time or are they still active?  As the pair of humans discover the animals, so will you.

This book will fascinate old and young alike with its lyrical story and its great introduction to the “subnivean zone” — the network of tiny open spaces and tunnels between the snow-pack and the ground.  In the last few pages of the book the author makes a note about how the various animals live in the winter and describes each of their lives through the cold months.

What a fascinating story to share with your kids!

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