Pour a Cuppa and Snuggle Up
This charming little non-fiction book about animal adaptations is perfect to curl up to given the blast of wintry weather we are experiencing. Do Frogs Drink Hot Chocolate by Etta Kaner and John Martz published by OwlKids is a fascinating look at how animals have adapted to keep warm when the temperature outside drops. It is really interesting to read about some of the different ways animals survive the cold. I really love how Etta Kaner provides information about common animals like the fox, polar bear, and honeybees as well as lesser known animals like the tuatara and the guanacos.
We are huge fans of non-fiction in our house, especially The Bear. He will devour any non-fiction book you put in from of him and if it's about animals, even more so. It's a great book to incorporate into any discussion about animals, habitats, adaptations and seasons. The art by John Martz is fantastic. I especially love the fun and humour of the animals acting as humans do when we experience the cold. This is a really appealing book and perfect for any winter weather research!
Also, a big shout out to Scholastic Canada and their Scholastic Book Clubs for offering these lovely books in affordable editions so more books can get into the hands of children. Even now I still get excited about receiving the Scholastic Book Club flyers and can never resist placing an order.