Monday, January 21, 2013

Twelve Kinds of Ice - Looking for Newbery (2013 Style)

Exactly one day from today, we will learn which books get to wear brand new shiny medals.  I am very excited for the announcements, but still have several books I want to read in the next week in an effort to have at least read the winner and honor books.  One of those books was the book for today: Twelve Kinds of Ice by Ellen Bryan Obed.

Twelve Kinds of Ice is both simple and beautiful at the same time. This is a small book that focuses on the different types of ice that develop with the colder temperatures through the duration of the winter. It made me so happy because of the gorgeous language and the way it harkens back to a simpler time where the formation of ice brings so many joys and activities. These aren't children who come home, only to then be engaged in many extracurricular activities or children who spend hours in front of a television or a computer. Rather, the children in this book can't wait to get home from school and engage in outdoor pursuits, all revolving around the twelve different types of ice. The simple text, beautiful language, and amazing illustrations by Barbara McClintock make for a delightful read!

1 comment:

  1. I know I'll get to it, but maybe not before the awards, Karen. It really sounds like a good story. Thanks.