The Big Snow: Berta and Elmer Hader

The Big Snow

Author/Illustrator: Berta and Elmer Hader
Publisher: Scholastic
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:

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

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