Friday, November 18, 2011
Poetry Friday: Over and Under the Snow
"Over the snow I glide. Into woods,
frosted fresh and white.
Over the snow, a flash of fur-a red squirrel
disappears down a crack.
'Where did he go?'
'Under the snow,' Dad says."
Another non-fiction, poetic, picture book recommend today! Over and Under the Snow by Kate Messner with art by Christopher Silas Neal is as crisp, poignant, and fresh as a field of new snow. Who is above and secretly below the winter layers?
Whether it be the size, layout, or father with child outdoors, there's a hearkening back to the beloved Owl Moon by Jane Yolen. This beautiful work will be equally loved.
Over and Under the Snow
by Kate Messner
art by Christopher Silas Neal
Chronicle Books, 2011