Hibernation Station

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:


12 responses to “Hibernation Station

  1. Catherine Johnson

    That sounds wonderful Kelly. Hope you feel better for Christmas, take care.

  2. Thanks, Catherine! Feeling much better today 🙂

  3. Another fabulous-sounding book I will have to read ASAP! The illustrations look so appealing, and I love the idea! I’m glad you’re feeling better 🙂

  4. Thanks, Susanna! Enjoy your holiday weekend! 🙂

  5. elizabethannewrites

    This looks delightful! Thank you, Kelly! Hope you’re all better for the holiday.

  6. We have this book and love it. Great choice!

  7. It makes me sleepy just reading about it! Sounds like a great book! Hope you feel better 🙂

  8. Sorry I missedd your selection. Sounded like the perfect choice for someone wanting to hibernate for a few days. Hope you feel better. The books looks like a good bedtime story. The video was cute!

  9. Thank you, Pat. I feel like I have been hibernating all winter break!

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