Waiting for Winter

Waiting for Winter

Book - 2009
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Deer has told Squirrel how wonderful snow is. But Squirrel gets bored with the wait. With his friend Hedgehog they pass the time by singing and waking Bear. Soon things are falling from the sky, but they aren't snow. But eventually they find what snow is.
Publisher: Tulsa, Okla. : Kane Miller, 2009
Edition: 1st American ed
ISBN: 9781935279044
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 29 cm


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Winter is wonderful, but it only starts after it snows. Squirrel and Hedgehog have never seen snow. So, they wait. Waiting for snow is hard, especially when you don’t know what to look for. Squirrel know that snow is “white and wet and cold and soft.” With Bear’s help the three look for snow, the... Read More »

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Jan 08, 2018

This book is hilarious! What is snow? It could be an old toothbrush, or smelly sock, if you've never seen it before! This book is also filled with gorgeous pencil and colour drawings and the last part (when the real snow comes) is told entirely with images! Beautiful, beautiful book with a great story!

Greg_library Oct 26, 2015

A humourous, cute story about the animals waiting for the first snowfall and mistaking various found objects for snow. I love the illustrations, particularly the squirrel, who is portrayed as looking as tired as he feels (or he went through a leaf blower). A good read for children to set the mood for late Autumn/early Winter.

forbesrachel Aug 27, 2013

Squirrel waits with the anticipation a young child feels for his first snow. The beautiful pencil drawings are full of detail, and are purposefully given a very scrawled out appearance to depict the type of animal a squirrel is, in other words an animal that scurries around. This is most apparent when squirrel does his exercise, and dashes around a tree. The illustrations for all the animals to follow also have slight stylistic differences; Porcupine's is sharper, Bear's is rougher, etc. All of these hibernating creatures use various methods to attempt to stay awake. Some of which put them in very silly poses. As they do not know what snow is they find various objects that fit its description, but once it really comes, they have a lot of fun together. This story is only made possible by the illustrations it has, for they provide all of its character and charm.

Mar 13, 2013

My 4.5 year old loved this book.

Oct 26, 2012

adorable story, beautifully illustrated, my kids were looking at it again and again on their own.

SCL_Preschool Jan 10, 2012

Great story, but the illustrations are even more fantastic! A great winter book to share with kids.


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Greg_library Oct 26, 2015

Greg_library thinks this title is suitable for 3 years and over


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