A Warm Winter Tail Review

Synopsis from Arbordale Publishing:
Do you ever wonder how animals stay warm in the winter? Well, they wonder how humans do too! In a twist of perspective, wild creatures question if humans use the same winter adaptation strategies that they do. Do they cuddle together in a tree or fly south to Mexico? Take a look through an animal’s eyes and discover the interesting ways animals cope with the cold in this rhythmic story.


About: A Warm Winter Tail is a children’s picture book written by Carrie A. Pearson and illustrated by Christina Wald. This book was published on 8/10/2012 by Arbordale Publishing, hardcover, 32 pages. Please see more info about the author below. Arbordale Publishing’s mission is to inspire the love of reading and improve young children’s science and math skills through picture books. These books will captivate your kids’ minds on your lap, at bedtime, or in the classroom.

My Experience: I read A Warm Winter Tail for my 5 year-old on 12/3/16 as an afternoon story time and again on 12/10/16 at night. He really likes this book, especially the picture above. It’s interesting how some animals keep warm in the winter by hiding themselves in a hole on the ground. They looked like mice, but I can’t be sure. Are they other forms of a mouse? If the author could add the names of the animals within the story, that fact would help a lot. I really like the facts at the end of the book though. And at the end of the book, it’s revealed that they are called Deer Mice. My son and I enjoy our reminiscent after our read of how the animals keep warm in the winter compare to us even a week later after our read. This book is absolutely great!

Pro: facts & activities at the end of the book, beautiful pictures – especially what the animals think of us,

Con: in each page in the story, include a name of the animal would be helpful

I rate it 5 stars!

Grab yourself a copy here: Book Depository or Arbordale Publishing

About the Author:
Carrie A. Pearson I’m an author and also a wife, mom, daughter, friend, athlete, entrepreneur, and community volunteer. Woven between all of the roles I play in life is my love for writing. My sweet spot is learning something new in the world and sharing that in a memorable story.
So what’s memorable, you ask? Stories that resonate, get stuck in your head, make you look at the everyday in a new way, or even give you a contagious belly laugh! That’s a home run. http://www.carriepearsonbooks.com/
(Info taken from her website)
Carrie A. Pearson is a former early elementary teacher and the winner of a SCBWI-Michigan Picture Book Mentorship Award and a Work of Outstanding Promise grant. A Cool Summer Tail, and the companion, A Warm Winter Tail (2013-2014 Great Lakes Great Books Literature Program and a Gelett Burgess Award) follow many of the same animals to describe how they manage the hot summer and cold winter weather. Carrie and her family live in the upper peninsula of Michigan.
(This portion is from the publisher’s website)

***Disclaimer: Many thanks to Arbordale Publishing for the opportunity to read & review. Please know that my opinions are honest.


11 thoughts on “A Warm Winter Tail Review

  1. carrie a. pearson says:

    I’m only now seeing your review of A Warm Winter Tail, Jasmine! Thanks so much for sharing what you and your little reader enjoyed about the book. I love the idea of naming the animals on each page. Wish we’d have thought of that during the design process 🙂 Did you know there is a companion book, A Cool Summer Tail? It shares adaptation strategies for animals when it is hot outside. Enjoy! And thanks again.

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    • Jasmine says:

      Thank you for stopping by my blog. I’m glad my review is helpful to you. I will look up A Cool Summer Tail. I’m not aware of that book but I’m sure my son will love to read it 🙂

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    • Jasmine says:

      Definitely! 😊 good thing it’s full of facts too but it is fun to know that bears eat a lot and then go into the cave to hide away from the cold of the whole winter 😊 and only comes out in the spring.

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  2. boundlessblessingsblog says:

    Jasmine so beautifully written and so cute pictures with the author too who is looking so beautiful. I really liked the little cuties asking their mother how do we sleep in winter and the mother telling her son the story. Great post 👍👍👍👍👍👍👍

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