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Half Past Winter: Two Curious Cubs Set Out to Find Their First Snow By Ginger Nielson

Half Past Winter, by Ginger Nielson | Book Review

Tenley Peck | The Children’s Book Review | January 29, 2015

Half Past Winter: Two Curious Cubs Set Out to Find Their First Snow By Ginger NielsonHalf Past Winter

By Ginger Nielson

Age Range: 4 6

Hardcover: 28 pages

Publisher: Virginia Nielson (2014)

ISBN: 978-0-9913093-0-6

What to expect: Bears and Adventure

Half Past Winter is an adorable tale of two bear cubs and their adventure to find winter’s first snow. They grow impatient in their den when no snow comes and decide to explore until they find snow. Their journey does find snow; however, they end up in the middle of a blizzard and become lost. This heartwarming story follows their adventure back home to their mother and cozy den. Little ones will love to follow the two cubs adventures and will giggle with what they find. The story is simple and succinctly told and is a great read for early readers.

The colorful and animated illustrations are outstanding and allow little ones to read the story through pictures. The illustrations are excellent interpretations of the narrative world and allow children an opportunity to begin to develop cognitive storytelling.

Half Past Winter Illustration

Illustration copyright © 2014 by Ginger Nielson: HALF PAST WINTER

This is an emotive story that draws empathy from the reader—especially when the cubs are lost and then reunited with their mother—making it a great choice to open up discussion on emotions and feelings about others. Half Past Winter is a superlative bedtime book for children ages 4 to 6.

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About the Author

Ginger Nielson is a full time author/illustrator who lives at the top of a hill, near the edge of a forest, in semi-rural New England. There is a magic wand on her desk, a dragon in her basement, and several tiny elephants in her studio.

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Half Past Winter, by Ginger Nielson, was reviewed by Tenley Peck. Follow along with our articles tagged with Kids Winter Books, Kids Snow Books, , or our Seasonal Books Category to discover more great titles just like this one.

Tenley Peck and her husband, Rob are in the process of adopting a little girl from China. Currently, she is a proud parent to a very furry 7 year old Chow Chow named Walker. He enjoys children’s books featuring rabbits and squirrels (the more realistic the illustrations the better) and he especially likes scratch and sniff books. Tenley is a former Program Manager, responsible for marketing content and program management for a major distributor in the promotional products space. She has a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Gonzaga University and a Bachelors in Business from the University of Washington. Now, she is the CEO of the Peck Household. She likes to cook, bake, travel, spend time with family and friends, decorate, and walk her adorable dog Walker.

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