Over and Under the Snow
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Age Range
4-6 Years

Publishing Date

44 pages



Full colour illustrations throughout

UK, Ireland, Europe, Africa


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Over and Under the Snow

Over the snow, the world is hushed and white. But under the snow lies a secret world of squirrels and snow hares, bears and bullfrogs and many other animals making their winter home under the snow. This beloved nonfiction picture book exploring the subnivean zone reveals the tunnels and caves formed beneath the snow but over the ground, where many kinds of animals live through the winter, safe and warm, awake and busy, but hidden beneath the snow.

About the Author(s)
Kate Messner and Christopher Silas Neal

Kate Messner is a middle school teacher and the author of several books for young readers, including the E. B. White Award-winning The Brilliant Fall of Gianna Z. and the Sea Monster series.

Christopher Silas Neal is an award winning illustrator whose work is published regularly in The New York Times and shown in galleries nationwide. He is also the illustrator of Lifetime. He currently teaches illustration at Pratt Institute.

This delightful book is much more than just a simple tale. Children will learn a huge amount about what goes on when snow falls and the life it supports. Creative Steps Winter 2011

With stunning illustrations, this book takes a poetic look at what is happening above and below ground when a little girl goes skiing with her father...young minds will love it. Junior Book Club 01.01.12

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