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It's wintertime! That means it's the season for mittens, snow, and twelve days of surprises. In this high-energy, school-loving class, the teacher introduces a new winter activity every day. As the teacher's gifts add up - teddy bears, paper snowflakes, sugar cubes - and the days get colder, the classroom is transformed into wintery chaos. Are all the winter surprises still inside? Kids will love counting along with the class in these funny, intricate illustrations to find out.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780810954724
ISBN-10: 0810954729
Format: Hardback
(297mm x 267mm x 10mm)
Pages: 32
Imprint: Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
Publisher: Abrams
Publish Date: 29-Sep-2006
Country of Publication: United States


US Kirkus Review » Those hysterical kindergartners are back with even more personality in this delightful wintry sequel to The Twelve Days of Kindergarten (2003). While Rose's little blond narrator tells her own story of feeding the birds, visiting the zoo, studying a worm farm and enjoying music and arts and crafts, Armstrong-Ellis's pictures show her classmates engaged in their own pursuits. The little girl who only drew horses now sculpts them; the klutzy boy has an accident with glue; and the nose-picker cuts a hole in his mitten for his finger. Add to the mix a Miss Frizzle-like teacher, an escaped zoo penguin and an open window, and the scene is set for some chaotic learning experiences. But through it all, readers get a sense of the camaraderie of the classroom. Unfortunately, only one hamster remains in residence. Nevertheless, observant readers will find plenty of other details to chuckle over. Sure to be loved by students and teachers alike. (Picture book. 4-8) (Kirkus Reviews)

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Author Biography - Deborah Lee Rose

Deborah Lee Rose's winters growing up were filled with hot chocolate, wet mittens, and more than the occasional snow day. An internationally published author, her books are among the New York Public Library's "100 Books to Read and Share." She lives in the San Francisco Bay area, and speaks at schools as well as reading, library, and education conferences. Carey Armstrong-Ellis has been hailed as a "breakout talent" by Publishers Weekly. Her successful Seymour Slug Starts School debuted to rave reviews. She lives in Maine.

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