In this cozy bedtime story, follow a child and his grandma through a winter landscape to explore how the Earth goes to sleep for winter.
Spot the sleeping animals as the tale unfolds, then learn about their hibernation habits from the information pages at the end.
Co-authors Sean Taylor (picture book author) and Alex Morss (ecologist, journalist, and educator) offer a gentle introduction to the concept of hibernation. In the frosty, quiet forest, the snow blankets the ground and the trees have shed their leaves. Where have all the animals gone? Are they asleep too?
In each cutaway scene, see what the child cannot – that underground below his feet are dens with sleeping creatures, and within the hollow trunks of trees, animals are nesting. After the story, annotated illustrations explain the hibernation facts for each animal and what they will do when they wake up for spring.
Cozy up as you expand your and your child’s knowledge of the natural world.
‘Charming words exclaiming and explaining the magic of natures most dynamic seasons all against a backdrop of vibrant and detailed illustrations.’ * Nick Baker, Naturalist and TV Presenter *
'Perfect for expanding children’s knowledge of the natural world’ * SLOAN! Magazine *
"This is a super story to teach children about the wonder of hibernation in the animal world and the illustrations are just beautifully evocative of this winter wonderland… definitely one to curl up in a chair with to read with your children over and over again.” * Mini Travellers *
'joyful picture books for younger kids, introducing them to the science behind the seasons through what they see in their own back yards.’ * The Morning Star *
‘[The authors] have the skills to share with a young audience knowledge about winter habits of the animals around us and around the world whilst also ensuring we have an interesting, entertaining story filled with plenty of facts. Reading non fiction has never been so much fun.’ * Armadillo Magazine *