Ten on the Sled gave us a fun group of Arctic critters and they are back in another vigorous winter romp in the snow. “If You’re Happy and You Know It, Clap Your Hands” is the base for this fun and rhyming text so get ready to sing or chant along with this treasure of wintry-decked animals…a seal, bighorn sheep, caribou, walrus, a hare, and more. They love to play and be silly in the snow. Their winter scarves and caps make the reader feel chilly, but give us warmth as the animals ski or ride down the hill on a sled, make snow angels, a snowman, an igloo, and even a snow walrus. As we read along and feel like playing with them in the snow, we can’t help but sing or chant the colorful and wordy text. It is fun, silly, and filled with joyful song. The day does slow down over a common meal, a bedtime story, and a sleepover inside a cave. The family or the library/classroom story time will love this slippin’ and a sliding’ tale…again and again!
The illustrations are by Liza Woodruff in watercolor, colored pencil, and pastels with lots of detail, making you want to go back to see what else was on that page, and that page, and….
Reading Level: 3 – 7 Years
Kim Norman has written several picture books which include Crocodaddy, Ten on the Sled, Jack of All Tails, I Know a Wee Piggy, and The Great Christmas Crisis. She has been a singer, songwriter, artist, and actress, and is a mom. Kim lives in Virginia.
You can find her at kimnormanbooks.com.
Liza Woodruff has illustrated many books, including Ten on the Sled and How About a Kiss from Me? plus she illustrates school textbooks, magazines, and posters. Liza lives in Vermont with her husband and their two children.
You can find her at lizawoodruff.com.
- ISBN-13: 9781454903840
- Publisher: Sterling Children’s Books
- Publication date: 10/1/2013
- Pages: 24
- Product dimensions: 8.60 x 11.00 (h) x 0.40 (d)
Originally reviewed by me in December, 2013