Welcome Winter: Snowsong Whistling

Wednesday, October 18, 2006.

Snowsong WhistlingAuthor: Karen E. Lotz
Illustrator: Elisa Kleven (on JOMB)
Published: 1997 Puffin Books
ISBN: 0140558659

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This beautiful book, packed with playful illustrations and cozy rhyme, invites us into winter with such joy I just can’t imagine an autumn without it.

(Arrgh!! Another gorgeous book that’s out of print! This book is available for purchase at Elisa Kleven‘s website.)


Comment by Vivian of CLIP Podcast

October 18, 2006 @ 9:25 pm

Great show…what I loved about this episode is how through your conversation you actually put on offer different yet similar perspectives/responses to the text.

I think my little guy will really enjoy the book. I’ll have to buy one for him. He just turned three and he is trying to figure out this whole changing seasons idea. While driving around the other day he said “We’re in Spring now. It’s not autumn”. I asked him why he said that and his response was “It’s raining.” I had to explain that it rains in the other seasons also…ahh…children…what joy.

Thanks you two.

Comment by Just One More Book!!

October 18, 2006 @ 10:02 pm


Thanks! I’m so glad you enjoyed the show and I hope you are able to find a copy of the book to share with your little scientist.

One thing I love about children’s books is how one book always leads to another and another in a humungous web of books. When we started JOMB, I was hoping to link to “related” books for each review and then I realized I just couldn’t limit my related books to a reasonable size so for now I have given up.

However, I can’t help mentioning here another great book about seaons: “Sky Tree” by Thomas Locker — a beautiful invitation “..to experience the life of a tree in its relationship to the sky..”. (Which reminds me of “A Busy Year” by Leo Lionni…)

That’s why I can’t start linking books.

Happy Autumn,

Comment by Vivian of CLIP Podcast

October 18, 2006 @ 11:40 pm

I know what you mean. I love text sets especially when they are multi-modal. Another great addition is Autumnblings by Douglas Florian. Do you know that one?



Comment by Kara

October 21, 2006 @ 3:05 am


I love your podcast, especially with the coffeehouse music in the background. I have to ask, what coffeehouse are you at? I used to live in Seattle…

Another favorite book that explores the seasons is The Little House by Virginia Lee Burton.

Be well, Kara


Comment by Just One More Book!!

October 21, 2006 @ 9:29 am



We’re not actually in Seattle — our voice message service is. We’re in the heart of Ottawa, Canada and the coffee shop we record in is a funky, earthy, fabulous independent coffee shop just a few blocks from our home.

Yes, I love The Little House. I’m going to pull it out and read it with our girls today!

Your Kid Literati site is gorgeous.

Thanks for listening!

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