Winter: A Solstice Story

S. & S./Paula Wiseman. Oct. 2023. 32p. Tr $18.99. ISBN 9781665908139.
K-Gr 2–A meditative story set in a snow-covered wood. The prose is careful and smooth, mirroring the peaceful illustrations as the story builds spread by spread to envelope onlookers in a winter forest, colored in cool blues, soft whites, and muted browns. Together, words and images carry readers through the woods with an owl, who meets other woodland creatures, preparing for winter. As they make their preparations, the animals create a solstice tree, where they share tender, collected moments together in the cold but cozy setting.
VERDICT This beautiful book offers young readers a way into a world they may not encounter, deep in the woods, in winter.

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