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Snowy Sports: Ready, Set, Play!

Snowy Sports: Ready, Set, Play!

Per-Henrik Gurth
Picture Book
For ages 3 to 5
Kids Can Press, 2009   ISBN: 978-1553373674

It is wintertime and it is cold outside. A group of friends put on their warm clothes and go outside to “play!” Wearing their hats, gloves, mittens, jackets, and earmuffs, they venture out into the snow and onto the ice to enjoy a variety of winter sports.

On the ice the friends figure skate, they play hockey, and they race around a track speed skating. On the snow they downhill ski, snowboard, and fly through the air as they shoot down and off a ski jump.

Children will greatly enjoy learning about the winter sports described in this simple and charming picture book. Animal character drawn in bright and cheerful colors fill the pages, and on every spread children are introduced to the names of some of the items seen in the winter scenes.