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Max and Kate
Max and Charlie are visiting Kate. She is teaching them to play shadow tag. “I’m It, and that means I have to touch everyone’s shadows until I tag you all!” She grins and starts chasing them. When it is Max’s turn, he chases Kate all around the y
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Home
A rotten log is home to bug home to beetle home to slug home to spider home to bee home inside a fallen tree. ■
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Take a Deep Breath
Take a deep breath in—while you are breathing in lots of things are happening—a butterfly is landing on the trunk of a tree, a baby rabbit is looking for its mother, a caterpillar crawls across a leaf, and a turtle pulls his head into his shell and d
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Dig, Dog, Dig!
With a grownup, cut out the game board, the two dogs, and the twelve bone cards along the black outlines. Fold the dogs on the dotted lines so they will stand up. Each player starts with six bones. Take turns tossing a coin. Move your dog one space i
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Sneaky Shadows
Whoops! These friendly pets have lost their shadows. Can you match each little animal with its shadow? Take a close look. They are tricky! ■
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Hide-and-Seek
Can you play hide-and-seek with a dog? No. She’d much rather take you out for a jog. Can you play hide-and-seek with a cat? No. If yours is like mine, he’s too lazy for that. Can you play hide-and-seek with a fish? No. It might flop into the butt
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Fish Stew for Two
Kitten sat beneath the moon, wishing and waiting. “Oh, to belong to someone, somewhere,” he sighed. Kitten tucked his paws under his chin. “Tomorrow,” Kitten said, “I must go looking.” When the sun came up, Kitten fluffed his fur, perked his ears, an
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I Spy
Join the big dig! What dinosaur bones can you find? ■
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Little Puppy And The Shadow
One day, Little Puppy saw a shadow on the ground. She sniffed it. She pawed it. She growled at it. She barked at it. She even tried to cover it with sand. Little Puppy tried to chase the shadow . . . and run away from it. Just then, the s
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My Shadow
My shadow likes to follow me everywhere I go. It copies everything I do, it puts on quite a show. It chases me when I run, it likes to climb up trees, and when I sit down for my lunch, it’s sitting next to me. It stays with me through the day, bu
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A Mole In A Hole
Where can a mole be most frequently found? Alone in his home in a hole in the ground: Snuggled up, delicate, furry, and round, Making no trouble and making no sound. He's not very heavy, weighs less than a pound. A mole is at home in a hole in the gr
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Mannerly Gus
Emma rolled the stinky dog treat between her fingers. Her new dog, Gus, stared at it and licked his lips. Emma decided to try one more time. “SIT,” she said in her best dog-boss voice. Gus just stared. His brown eyes flicked from the treat to her fac
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My Blanket
By day my blanket follows me most everywhere I go. It makes a fort where I can hide or do a puppet show. I take it when we go on trips, it travels far and wide. But best of all, my blanket warms me when it’s cold outside.
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Nap Time
Lion cubs lie by a tree, in the shade, quietly. Lizards stretch out one by one, on the rocks, to soak up sun. Bunnies cuddle underground in cozy dens with friends around. Puppies plop down anywhere, grass or dirt, they don’t care. Turtles hide t
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Snowflakes
Snowflakes fall without a sound,Big and white and puffy.They make a blanket for the ground—Deep and soft and fluffy. Art by Angela Donato art © 2020 by Angela Donato ■
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Sweet Dreams Quilt
scissors glue 1. With a grownup, cut out Freddie the lion and his quilt along the solid orange cutting line. 2. Carefully fold the quilt in half along the pink dotted line. 3. Cut the folded picture along the vertical green lines. Stop at the sol
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I Spy
The snow pixies have begun their winter work! Can you spy 7 pairs of matching snowflakes?
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Max and Kate
Kate has invited Max and Charlie to go camping . . . in her living room! They have real tents and sleeping bags. “I made a pretend fire,” says Kate with a laugh. She shows them a painted cardboard campfire.  “It looks great,” says Max. “But does t
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The Silver Bears
I have two very special friends.Their fur is silver, so it blendswith all the snow that Winter sends. They ride the North Wind as it blowsfrom deep within the Land of Snows,to nip your fingers, ears, and nose. These friendly bears are very shyAnd blo
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Snow Pony
Asher had rolled enough balls to make a snowman, but he couldn’t stack them. “Dad! It’s too heavy for me!” Asher called. Dad was pulling Becky on the sled. He came over, stamping and neighing like a pony. He dropped the sled rope and helped Asher wre
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The Blue Horse
I have a blue horse. He is always with me. If I stroke his mane gently, he walks carefully on the carpets. If I give him a piece of sugar, he won’t nibble the house plants. When I go to sleep in the evening, he covers my bed with blankets of grasses
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Pony-Ride Pal
3 pieces of construction paper in one color (for pony) 1 piece of construction paper in a different color (for mane) empty wrapping paper roll long piece of yarn 2 buttons (optional) pencil marker ruler glue tape scissors 1. Lasso up a grownup to le
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Tracks In The Snow
I saw paw prints in the snow. Where, I wondered, did they go? The paw prints stopped at the old oak tree. Up high, a gray squirrel scolded me!
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It’s Too Quiet!
Nobody can hear this silly band! The instruments are missing. Can you match each instrument with the musician who wants to play it?
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Quilt Music
My mother is a composer. She writes music. My father is a quilter. He sews quilts. My mother writes music with notes. Long notes and short notes. Slow notes and fast notes. My father sews quilts with cloth and thread. Long pieces and short pieces
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Family Tree
There’s an old hollow tree with a hole in the side and a gaze of raccoons cuddled closely inside. They all sleep together as snug as can be in the heart of the woods in their family tree. Art by Holly Berry text © 2020 by Neal Levin, art © 2020 by Ho
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Frosty Finds BINGO
There’s so much to see in the city today! Can you spot the objects on this Bingo card in the big picture? Try to find a line of 5 objects. The line can run across, up-and-down, or diagonally on the card. When you find a line, you can say, “BINGO!”
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All Night Long
All night longWhile you’re asleep,Winter piles snowSoft and deepOn the hillsideIn the park,All night longIn the frosty dark. The only oneAwake to seeIs a small brown owlIn a tall pine tree.He watches WinterAll night throughMaking a sled hillJust for
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Snowshoe Hare’s Winter Home
Something cold tickled Snowshoe Hare on the nose. He looked up to see snowflakes tumbling and twirling. They carpeted the grassy clearing, coated the pine trees, and capped the rocks. Snowshoe Hare could hardly feel them dusting his fur. He leaped up
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Snowfall
Snow is falling,Softly, gently.Roll it in a ball.Toss it in the sky,Up high,Watch it take a fall! SPLAT! ■
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