Time to rest: Winter Sleep Sean Taylor; Alex Morss

This is a story for young children that is about how animals hibernate in the winter.  It is told through the point of view of a young child who is visiting his grandmother. Children will learn a lot of interesting facts as they look through this beautiful, peaceful and charmingly illustrated book.  A great resource for young nature lovers.

Many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for this book in exchange for an honest review.

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From the publisher:

In each cutaway scene, see what the child cannot—that underground below his feet are dens with sleeping creatures, and within the hollow trunks of trees, animals are nesting. After the story, annotated illustrations explain the hibernation facts for each animal and what they will do when they wake up for spring.

chilly places bats spend winter hanging snoozing roost. They store warm fat backs bellies energy


In chilly places, bats spend most of the winter hanging upside down, snoozing in their roost. They store up warm fat on their backs and bellies, to give them energy.

hedgehog builds nest of leaves in winter. This is often under a shed old rabbit burrow compost heap


A hedgehog builds a nest of leaves in winter. This is often under a shed, in an old rabbit burrow, or under a compost heap. As it sleeps, rolled into a tight ball, its body temperature drops from about 95 degrees Fahrenheit (35°C) to about 41 degrees Fahrenheit (5°C).

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