PPB Friday ~ First Snow in the Woods


First Snow in the Woods

Written by: Carl R. Sams II & Jean Stoick

Carl R Sams II Photography, 2007, Realistic Fiction

Suitable for Ages: 5 to adult

Themes/Topics: Nature, Change, Winter

Opening: "The nights grew longer. The winds blew colder. There was change in the air."

Brief Synopsis: As stated on the cover, this is a photographic fantasy. And it's NOT to be missed. The photos are absolutely stunning! It's a gentle, heart-warming story about the animals in the woods preparing for the first winter storm of the year.





Why I Love This Book: Just look at the pictures. They say it all.

Links to Resources: When I was looking for suitable resources I found out that this book has been made into a movie. You can see some clips on YouTube here.  

Carl Sams' wildlife photography website is here. He doesn't have free activities, but you can see some more beautiful photos as well as many other children's books he's written.

Many of the snow activities I've posted to date would also be suitable.

You can link up and/or see more fabulous books at Susanna's blog.

Click here to visit Susanna

Enjoy!




20 comments

  1. I awarded you My Favorite Follower Award. Please stop by! I so appreciate you & all your positive comments! Have a great weekend.

    First Grade Delight
    imgoingfirst@gmail.com

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    1. Oh thank you thank you thank you! I'm heading right on over.

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  2. I forgot to say...but I LOVE that book!!!! Beautiful pictures.


    First Grade Delight
    imgoingfirst@gmail.com

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  3. Those pictures are beautiful...looks like a great book! =)
    Jennifer
    First Grade Blue SKies

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  4. I love that book and the one before it! Thanks for the reminder. I am sharing about animals in winter and footprints with my kids next week, so this is perfect. Off to the library!

    First in Maine

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  5. I just discovered these books this year- the pictures are just phenomenal! Good choice! : )

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  6. I love the pictures...they are beautiful! I can just hear my firsties "awwwwww"ing over them now! Thank you for sharing!
    -Megan

    First Grade Magic

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  7. You're welcome:) yes, be sure to check out all his other books, too!

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  8. Barbara, what a beautiful selection for our PPBF. I love the gorgeous photos. It's a good time to talk about animals preparing and surviving the winter. Hybernation is upon us. And, I loved the movie trailer. - Pat

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  9. LOVE This! Those pictures are gorgeous! Stranger in the Woods: The Movie by Lara Sams is one of my all time favorite movies to show the kids. The narrating parts of the forest all *speak* with a variety of accents. So adorable. They kiddos laugh and laugh. Great work of realistic fiction. I would recommend that movie to anyone. I didn't know there was a book! Gonna go grab that one.
    Dragonflies in First

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  10. What a beautiful looking book! Thank you for sharing it as I had not seen this one before!
    Lori
    Conversations in Literacy

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  11. Oh. I love photo books and will have to check this out. Thank you and will click to the video too.

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  12. Love that book! Come over and join the fun! I just tagged you!

    Laura
    Peace, Love and First Grade

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  13. I also "tagged" you. Come on over to see what I mean!


    Rebecca
    Teaching First

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  14. This is a book after my heart! Wonderful choice!

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  15. HI Barbara, Love this book! So beautiful! I am going to check out the movie too. Thanks for sharing such great books. :)
    Lory
    Funforfirst.blogspot.com

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  16. Tag...you're it! Come on over and check it out!
    -Megan

    First Grade Magic

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  17. I love their books! They're actually from Michigan, so I got to go to their studio a few years ago and see the process of how they put their amazing books together :) Thanks for sharing one of my faves! Have a great day!

    Lisa :)
    Made In The Shade In Second Grade

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  18. Thanks for all the awesome comments, bloggy friends!

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  19. I LOVE these books! The photography is breathtaking, and the stories so sweet and simple yet compelling. Thanks for adding this wonderful book to our list!!!

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