The Big Snow
Author/Illustrator: Berta and Elmer Hader
Publication Year: 1945
Brief Summary: The animals prepare for a big storm, and are delighted to find a surprise feast after the snow stops.
Awards, Honors and Prizes:
Randolph Caldecott Medal, 1949 Winner United States
Ideas for using this book in classroom or library:
- How do animals prepare for winter? Some fly south, some hibernate, some store away food during fall.
- Discuss winter. What do people do to prepare for a big snow? What do you do if school closes after a big snow? What are some winter activities that your family enjoy together?
Brief notes on curriculum connections/content learning standards/Common Core/etc.
- Science: animals preparing for winter; discussion of seasons
Special features included (if applicable) — index; timeline; author’s notes; further reading; etc.
Accessed at: Thrasher Elementary Library