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A cold snap! : frosty poems
Baird, Audrey B.
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Publication Information:
Honesdale, PA : Wordsong, Boyds Mills Press, [2002]

Physical Description:
32 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 3.4 0.5 84907.
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PS3602.A57 C65 2002 Juvenile Non-Fiction Childrens Area

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Booklist Review

Gr. 2^-5. "Be careful," warns the first poem. "COLD . . . could / nip the nose / of neighboring nouns, / turn / adjectives / to ice, / FREEEEEZE / the whole page." Homey rituals, like taking out the woolens, or wordplay with chili/chilly weather, each have their own poems. There are tiny verses--four lines or less--and longer ones, like the cute "What Below-Zero Temperatures Mean to Me." Baird gives readers a bouquet of faces in "Everyone Talks about the Weather" and a brown-eyed girl lit from below, huddled in her jacket with a V of geese above her in "Leaving the Library." Twenty-two poems paint the ice and wind and weather and convey the undeniable warmth of the coldest season when one is surrounded by family and familiar coziness. --GraceAnne A. DeCandido

School Library Journal Review

K-Gr 3-A companion volume to Baird's Storm Coming! (Boyds Mills, 2001), these poems focus on winter. Descriptive imagery, similes, and action verbs used in free verse depict falling temperatures and the onset of the season, contrasting the bitterness outside with the cozy warmth within a home: "Naked trees/shivering-/Chimney smoke/quivering-/Frosty air/shimmering-." The North Wind is likened to a traveler, "Ravenous and savage/from its long/polar journey" "searching/for food-/and wild to find/shelter tonight." Evocative illustrations in cool shades of blue and brown capture the chilly mood of the selections.-Sally R. Dow, Ossining Public Library, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.