A cozy, cumulative book to warm a cold winter day
Alive with swirling snow and lots of outdoor fun, the first ten days of winter bring special gifts for a special friend. This cumulative tale will have children chanting along as they discover all the trimmings needed for the most perfect snowman ever!
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“Fleming’s pulp paintings are a celebration of shape, color, and texture.” —The Horn Book * “Fleming brings a cheerful childlike tone to her text, along with abundant touches of humor and tenderness.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review
THE FIRST DAY OF WINTER by Denise Fleming, Denise Fleming
Fleming creatively employs the structure of "The Twelve Days of Christmas" to create a cumulative tale about the decorations for a snowman, beginning with the addition of a "red cap with a gold snap" on the first day of winter.
- Kirkus Reviews
Denise Fleming has written and illustrated many children’s books, including In the Tall, Tall Grass; Shout! Shout It Out!; and Sleepy, Oh So Sleepy. She won a Caldecott Honor for In the Small, Small Pond. Denise published her first painting in the third grade, when she started taking classes at the Toledo Museum of Art and one of her paintings was chosen to be the cover of a teacher’s magazine. She now works primarily with paper, by pouring colored paper pulp through hand-cut stencils. She lives in Toledo, Ohio.
Ohio Choose to Read Program
F&P Level A-Z: I
F&P Level A-Z: IAR Quiz Number: 115302AR Book Level: 4.4AR Points: 9