Blog Tour: The Dance of the Snow Tractors, Siena

Book Review: The Dance of the Snow Tractors, Siena and Illustrated by Shannon Wilvers

 

Dance of the Snow Tractors

Picture Book Preschool: The Dance of the Snow Tractors, Siena and Illustrated by Shannon Wilvers

 

Siena, who lives in Canada, shares her story of how she spends a day after a large snowfall. The highlight of her day is watching the snow tractors (or snow plows for Americans) at work, whose patterns of movement make her think of dancing. This sweet slice of life picture book encourages reading together after a busy day in the snow.

 

Shannon Wilvers’ straight forward illustrations support Siena’s story by providing many picture clues for very young readers creating context for the narration. For example, Siena’s mug of hot chocolate is prominently featured so preschoolers can count the marshmallows just like Siena, creating a simple parent-child-book interaction. Likewise, the dashes which demonstrate the snow plows patterns can easily be traced by little fingers across the two page spread.

 

This book provides a positive addition to any preschool classroom or library read aloud with a winter/snow theme. It would pair well in a story time with a classic/old favorite: Katy and the Big Snow by Virginia Lee Burton or The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats. In addition, The Dance of the Snow Tractors can inspire movement and play activities as children stretch their imaginations to look for other dances in their daily life.

 

dance of the snow tractors

Our thanks to Rachel Gilbey of Rachel’s Random Resources Blog Tours for inviting us to review this book and providing our digital copy of this book in exchange for our honest review. For other perspectives on this book, check out the other participating bloggers on this tour. The opinions here are solely those of Scintilla.

 

Dance of the Snow Tractors

Book Review: The Dance of the Snow Tractors, Siena and Illustrated by Shannon Wilvers

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