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First Day of Winter, The


A top selected or recommended title by the Kansas State Reading Circle Commission.
Author: Fleming  Denise
Publisher: Henry Holt
Subject/Category: K-2
Year Reviewed:: 2006
ISBN: 0805073841
Review: A cumulative tale in the Twelve Days of Christmas format, this is the story of a snowman in the making. Beginning with a red cap on the first day of winter, a special friend brings snowman a different gift on each of ten consecutive days. Each spread done in Fleming's classic collage gives readers a variety of perspectives all the way up to the horizontal flip that illustrates the completed snowman. Children will enjoy it as a read aloud or an independent read.

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