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Iguanas in the Snow and Other Winter Poems (2005)

Author: Alarcón, Francisco Illustrator: Gonzalez, Maya Christina
Publisher: Children's Book Press
Number of pages: 32 pages

In this joyful tribute to winter, readers will find houses decorated like pastries, dancing cable cars, and giant snow covered sequoias. Poet Francisco X. Alarcón and artist Maya Christina Gonzalez invite us to celebrate winter by the seashore, in the magic city of San Francisco, and in the ancient redwood forests of the Sierras. In San Francisco, people are bridges to each other and children sing poetry in two languages; a family frolic in the snow reminds the poet of the iguanas playing by his grandmother's house in Mexico. We are dazzled by the promise of redwood seedlings, like all children, destined to be the ancestors of tomorrow.

ISBN 13: 978-0892392025
Reading Level (grade): 3.4
Reading Level (A-Z): N

Available in English and Spanish.