On a Snow-Melting Day

Seeking Signs of Spring

  • Interest Level: Preschool - Grade 3
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

Snowmen droop / Cardinals swoop, Rabbits bounce / Foxes pounce

In the early days of spring when the snow begins to melt, plants and animals stir to life. High-impact photos and simple, rhyming text make for an engaging read-aloud while back matter offers more detail about each of the creatures featured in this celebration of spring’s arrival.

“Clever, thoughtful, and engaging.”—starred, Kirkus Reviews

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Interest Level Preschool - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Science
Category 5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Expository Literature
Copyright 2020
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Millbrook Press ™
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2020-02-04
Text Type Poetry
BISACS JNF037080, JNF042000, JNF013090
Dewey 508.2
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 9.75 x 9.75
Lexile 110
Guided Reading Level K
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Awards, Bibliography/further reading, Reviewed, and Starred Reviews

Author: Buffy Silverman

Buffy Silverman is the author of more than 90 nonfiction books for children, featuring topics from alligators to video games. Look for her nature-inspired poetry in anthologies and children's magazines, and visit her at www.buffysilverman.com.


  • NCTE Notable Poetry List, Winner, 2021


School Library Journal

“A welcome addition to school libraries. Perfect for answering nature-related questions or crafting lesson plans.”—School Library Journal


“Pair with April Pulley Sayre’s Bloom Boom! (2019) to delve further into spring.”—Booklist

Kirkus Reviews

“©lever, thoughtful, and engaging.”—starred, Kirkus Reviews