Friday, October 23, 2009

Under the Snow

Under the Snow, written by Melissa Stewart and illustrated by Constance R. Bergum, explores the world that exists underneath the blanket of winter snow. Several different animals are shown in their habitats and the author contrasts animals that are hibernating and those that are active during the winter months.

This is an excellent book to add to your science collection for teaching habitats, hibernation, seasons, etc. I can also see a class working on questioning with this text and you can also teach nonfiction text features with Bergum's use of inserts. The watercolor illustrations are first rate. You may have seen her work before in The Sunsets of Miss Olivia Wiggins.

Check out Melissa's website for a curriculum guide and readers theater script for Under the Snow. Thank you, Melissa!


  1. Thanks for your review, Jeff. I just wanted to mention that educators can download a FREE curriculum guide and Readers Theater script to accompany Under the Snow. It is available at my website


  2. Thanks for the tip! I've added those links. Your website is great.