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Download The Big Snow Audiobook (Unabridged)

Extended Audio Sample The Big Snow (Unabridged) Audiobook, by Berta Hader
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,293 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Berta Hader Narrator: John McDonough Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2012 ISBN:
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The green leaves on the trees are changing to red and gold. A chilly wind blows from the north. Mrs. Cottontail and her littlest rabbit watch a flock of wild geese in the sky. Cold winter days are near, she tells him. All through the woods, creatures of every size are busy. Squirrels are storing acorns and seeds under logs. The ground hog is growing a warm fur coat. The blue bird begins his long trip south. They must hurry - soon the big snow is coming.

Berta and Elmer Hader have delighted youngsters for decades with this captivating tale of woodland animals preparing for the long winter. Birds flutter and four-legged creatures scamper from the page with John McDonough's sparkling performance.

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erin Cole | 2/17/2014

    " This book is full of different animals for children to talk about! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Peter | 2/10/2014

    " Won the Caldecott. Great for the young reader that like animal books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 2/9/2014

    " Simple and enjoyable look at various animals preparing for winter and the "big snow" that comes. Soft pencil and full-color watercolors alternate to support the text. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angela | 2/4/2014

    " gentle book from 1948 on season changes. Most of the illustrations are black and white pencil and ink, but a few are watercolor. This is a good lap book because there is too much text for storytime. A bonus is that most of the story is in the last few black and white pages, so the child is likely to fall asleep before the entire story is done. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kendra Oberg | 1/25/2014

    " This book does a great job at informing readers about what a number of different animals do to prepare for the winter. This book uses this same strategy of switching from colored to black and white drawings and I still don't understand the purpose. All of the illustrations were very well done, but I enjoyed looking at the colored pictures much more than I did the black and white drawings. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leigh | 1/25/2014

    " This book was a great fit for us. Animals of all kinds, lessons on being a good steward, and beautiful illustrations. If we had just read it once though, some (most?) of it probably would have lost on the kids. It was in the repetition of our five-in-a-row routine that its loveliness really came to be appreciated. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 the Reeds | 1/20/2014

    " Beautiful artwork but my girls lost interest half way through. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Paula | 1/12/2014

    " Beautiful illustrations "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alyson (Kid Lit Frenzy) | 1/3/2014

    " I couldn't help thinking about Kate Messner's Over and Under the Snow as I read this one. I liked Kate's book better, but I found this one more enjoyable than I expected. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melanie | 12/31/2013

    " a mixture of watercolor drawings and pencil. beautiful variety and great discussion starter on seasons and hibernation. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amanda Fack | 12/27/2013

    " A great intro to the lives of animals in winter. Illustrations are perfect. A quiet, happy story of snow and animals. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nika | 12/19/2013

    " The pencil drawings are sweet and beautiful. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pafoua | 6/5/2013

    " written and illustrated by Berta & Elmer Hader; published by Macmillan; fiction; Caldecott 1949 "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Teri | 3/17/2013

    " Did not have any idea this would be a great Groundhog Day book, but it is. Really well written. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ashley Allen | 12/29/2012

    " I really enjoyed reading this book. It really is a great book this pictures the animals amid the first snow. I would talk about how children feel when the first snow arrives. I would use it as a writing activity. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Megan | 11/6/2012

    " This would be fun to read to a child about why some animals stay for the winter and others head for warmer climates. (Though I swear the Canadian Geese around here don't actually go south anymore). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hillary | 10/24/2012

    " Story about how animals prepare for the winter and being thankful for good friends. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dolly | 9/13/2012

    " A nicely illustrated book that talks about the winter migration, hibernation, and foraging habits of various animals in a Northern climate. It's a bit long, but very informative and has a nice story. We've read this one a few times. "

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