"Milo's mother is too busy to read him a story so she sends him outside to play in the snow where he discovers a story of his own"--
A boy learns that nature is full of stories to tell when he finds and follows a mouse's tracks in a wintery wood.
Milo wants a story, but his mom is too busy to entertain him. Instead, she encourages him to go out and play in the snow. At first, Milo is disappointed - he doesn't want to play outside, he wants a story.
But when he starts to follow a trail of mouse-prints, he discovers signs of activity all around, prompting him to ask, "What happened here?" Before long, he's using his imagination -- depicted in lush wordless spreads that capture the vividness of Milo's fantasies -- to fill in the gaps. By the time Milo comes home, he's
the one with stories to tell.
A must have for the winter season, Liza Woodruff's Once Upon a Winter Day
is a fun read-aloud that shares details about animal behavior from a child's perspective. A Junior Library Guild Gold Standard SelectionAn NCTE Notable Verse NovelA Charlotte Huck Recommended BookA Mighty Girl Best Book of the YearA Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books Blue Ribbon BookA Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection