Johnston, Tony Winter is Coming. PICTURE BOOK. Simon and Shuster Books for Young Readers. 2014. $17.99.
This magical book that will takes the reader on a journey as the world transforms from autumn to winter. The poetic language and whimsical artwork are spot on and evoke the emotions and excitement that is felt when leaves fall followed by imminent snowflakes. This book will appeal to children who are just learning to read and expert readers because of the imagery in the words and beauty of the artwork. The animals in the book add so much wonder as the author portrays what each animal does to prepare for the impending chill.
I love this book and would highly recommend it to anyone who loves the miracle of the seasons changing. Snuggle up by the fire and read this heart-warming poetry with some hot chocolate. It will make you shiver with delight.
EL (K-3), EL --ADVISABLE. Reviewer: Jessica L., Language Arts teacher