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What We're Reading: Winter Bees and Other Poems of the Cold

Book Reviews, HolidaysMegan PeronaComment

Winter Bees & Other Poems of the Cold by Joyce Sidman and Rick Allen

A beautiful addition to your child’s library, perfect for cuddle season! The first stunning poem, “Dream of the Tundra Swan”, begins:

“That night we dreamed the journey:

ice-blue sky and the yodel of flight,

the suns pale wafer,

the crisp drink of clouds…”

I think this is among Joyce Sidman’s best offerings yet. Each poem is accompanied by wintery facts and hand-colored linoleum prints that breathe life into each page. Read how snakes and bees stay warm in the cold, how snowflakes form, how wolves and ravens work together to find food and more. Ages 6-9+   


Dream of the Tundra Swan by Joyce Sidman & Rick Allen