Under the Snow

Stewart, Melissa.  Under the Snow.  Illustrated by Constance R. Bergum.  Atlanta:  Peachtree.  2009. ISBN 978-1-56145-493-8.

   The world may seem still and empty under a blanket of winter white, but Stewart and Bergum team up to present the wonders of the natural world under the snow.  Bergum’s layered paintings open up the incredible under the snowhidden world lurking in and around the snow and ice.  Children will be particularly fascinated with the with the wood frog who freezes solid yet survives, the clock butterfly that takes cover in a pile of brush, and the red-spotted newts who continue to dart around under the ice.   Our copy of this appropriately seasonal book is available in the Children’s Book Center in the hallway of the CRC at JUV 591.4 S851u.

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