Perfect Picture Book Friday
Not even the flu can keep me from posting a perfect picture book! For more perfect picture books, see Susanna Leonard Hill’s Perfect Picture Book Page.
Title: Hibernation Station
Written by Michelle Meadows and illustrated by Kurt Cyrus
Simon & Schuster 2010
Suitable for: ages 0-6
Themes: hibernation, animals, winter, rhyme
Opening and Brief Synopsis: ” Fuzzy slippers, warm pajamas, forest babies and their mamas…show up early at the station! Time for winter hibernation.” The animals of the forest are dressed in pajamas and ready to hop aboard the hibernation train. There are a few mishaps along the way, but eventually all are settled in there log-shaped train cars cozy and warm for their winter ride.
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Why I like this book: I like to pair fiction books about things the children are learning about in their classrooms with non-fiction books when I read aloud in the library. This picture book is the perfect companion to a non-fiction book about hibernation. The story also rhymes-always great for emergent readers. The illustrations in the book are precious. I love the idea of a hibernation train-quite imaginative and fun! This book would also make a great bedtime read aloud.
Watch the book trailer: