A mix of narrative and factual content, offering a gentle introduction to the concept of hibernation, seen through the lens of a child's journey walking through a winter landscape.
In this cozy bedtime story, follow a child and his grandma through a winter landscape to explore how the Earth goes to sleep for winter. Spot the sleeping animals as the tale unfolds, then learn about their hibernation habits from the information pages at the end. Co-authors Sean Taylor (picture book author) and Alex Morss (ecologist, journalist, and educator) offer a gentle introduction to the concept of hibernation. In the frosty, quiet forest, the snow blankets the ground and the trees have shed their leaves. Where have all the animals gone? Are they asleep too? In each cutaway scene, see what the child cannot - that underground below his feet are dens with sleeping creatures, and within the hollow trunks of trees, animals are nesting. After the story, annotated illustrations explain the hibernation facts for each animal and what they will do when they wake up for spring. Cozy up as you expand you and your childs knowledge of the natural world.
Sean Taylor is a children's author, storyteller and teacher with experience of creative writing teaching in three continents. His books include The Great Snake, Purple Class and the Skelington, Purple Class and the Flying Spider, Crocodiles Are the Best Animals of All, The Grizzly Bear with the Frizzly Hair, Who Ate Auntie Iris and We Have Lift-Off. He lives partly in England and partly in Brazil where his wife is from.Alex Morss is a freelance ecologist, writer, editor and educator and one of Avon Wildlife Trust's Wildlife Champions. She has 20 years' experience in publishing and 10+ in ecology, plus many more spent as a naturalist exploring the tree of life. Cinyee Chiu is originally from Taiwan, now travelling around the world. She got her illustration MFA from Maryland Institute College of Art. She's always happy to try new things. The idea is to make things pretty, playful and exciting.
Children’s & educational
Words & Pictures
5 - 7
Wildlife (Children's / Teenage)