Featured Friend: One Snowy Night by Nick Butterworth
Following up on Percy & His Friends: We left our friends scared about what the noise may be under the floorboards of Percy’s hut in the park. Was it a monster? Let’s see:
“‘Look out! It’s coming up through the floor!’
‘Help!’ cried the animals and they all ran to hide.” . . .
‘This isn’t a monster,’ said Percy. ‘It’s a mole!'”
But when the matter was settled and they were no longer fearful, the animals still wanted to stay in their snugly hiding places as they were much more comfy than when they all had tried to fit into Percy’s little bed.
Interacting with the Book:
Two of my favorite features of this version of One Snowy Night are the CD reading of the story & the full size poster attached to the back.
A fun activity is to have the children find all the places the animals hid from what they thought may be a monster but was actually only a mole. There are also other things hidden in the picture for the child to find (listed at the bottom of the poster). Just don’t miss the previous page in the book where the mice “squeezed themselves into Percy’s slippers!”
After reading the story to the children, it’s fun to play the CD and let them hear it in a different voice. Enjoy!
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