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by Joyce Sidman and Rick Allen
Published 2014 by HMH Books for Young Readers
Review copy obtained from public library
Maine Student Book Award Nominee 2015-2016
This book combines poetry, beautiful illustrations and nonfiction text about how animals stay alive in the cold. I love the concept of this book. Living in Maine, I have often wondered how many animals survive through the long, frigid winters. Did you know that the entrances to a beaver lodge are all under the ice, but the lodge itself is above water level? And a fox has hearing so acute it can hear a vole moving under the snow! This book is filled with fascinating facts nestled within beautiful poetry and described in short exposition.
I would highly recommend Winter Bees for grades 3-6.