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Warm in winter
Silverman, Erica.
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First American edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Macmillan Pub. ; London : Collier Macmillan, [1989]

Physical Description:
32 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
A cozy visit with her friend Rabbit, featuring a soft flannel nightie and hot carrot soup, convinces a skeptical Badger that you really can be warm in winter.
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A cozy visit with her friend Rabbit, featuring a soft flannel nightie and hot carrot soup, convinces a skeptical Badger that you really can be warm in winter.

Author Notes

Erica Silverman is a children's author who has loved books since she was a child. She said that books inspired her daydreams and fantasies. She discovered the magic of libraries before she could read. Her grandmother took her to the 23rd Street branch of the New York Public Library in Manhattan. This is where she started appreciating the experience of picking out books to take home. Her love for reading lead her to writing. It was her grandmother who told her stories that fed her imagination. She drew on these memories when she wrote Gittel's Hands, Raisel's Riddle, When the Chickens Went on Strike and Sholom's Treasure.

For fourteen years she taught English as a Second Language to adult immigrants believing the acquisition of language is empowering. Her love of reading and writing has led her to yet another career. She earned her Masters in Library and Information Science and has become a librarian. She has always spent a great deal of time in libraries, both to research my books and to find books to read for pleasure. One of her favorites was an East European folk tale called 'The Turnip.' Many years later, the memory of this book inspired her to write Big Pumpkin which made The New York Times Best Seller List in 2013.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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School Library Journal Review

PreS-K-- Animal friends Badger and Rabbit play together in the summer and delight in the best of the season. But despite the pleasures that summer brings, Rabbit comments that she prefers `` warm in winter,'' which totally baffles Badger. When winter arrives, Badger makes her way to Rabbit's house, feeling the bitter cold in a sweeping snow storm. It is only when she is safe and snug in her friend's house, sipping carrot soup by a blazing hearth, that she appreciates how cozy winter can be. They enjoy the warmth of their friendship, even when it's cold outside. Deraney has created interesting, brightly patterned, pencil and watercolor illustrations which jut out of their rectangular borders. Some sweep across two pages as in the windy snow scenes. The snow looks more like milky rain, but there is a true feeling of the harsh elements of the storm. The narration is descriptive, the dialogue is pithy, and the contrasts of seasons are skillfully presented. A pleasant outlook on the year-round pleasures shared by two friends. --Marianne Pilla, Upper Dublin Public Library, Dresher, PA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.