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A Big Bed for Little Snow

Written by Grace Lin
Illustrated by Grace Lin
Published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

When it was quiet, Little Snow grinned and then jumped, jumped, jumped!

Little Snow loves the new big, soft bed Mommy made him for the long, cold winter nights. But Mommy says this bed is for sleeping, not jumping! What happens when he can’t resist jump, jump, jumping on his new fluffy, bouncy bed?

Primary ISBN: 9780316478366
Publication Date: October 2019
Available As: Hardcover, eBook
Picture Book, Age 04 or older

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Setting: Earth's Troposphere

Character's Place in the Immigration Journey: In Home Country

Book Creator(s) Connection to the Community Represented: Own Voices/Lived Experience

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Activities

LITTLE BEDS FOR LITTLE READERS:AN INTERACTIVE STORY TIME

The best story times engage children with dialogue, movement, and other hands-on play. This guide and companion craft puts a bed-shaped envelope filled with paper feathers into the hands of children at story time. In the story, when a tear in the bed sends feathers flying, your readers can tear open their bed/envelope and create a snowstorm of feathers. Don’t worry, the story time includes a prompt to clean up those fallen feathers!
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SEW LITTLE SNOW’S BED

Little Snow’s Mommy stuffs his Big Bed with feathers and sews it shut. With this activity you can stuff a small paper bed with feathery tissues and “sew” it shut with a two-sided sewing card. There is even a jumping Little Snow cut-out to insert in the top of the bed. Hang this craft from the ceiling to remind your young reader that one boy’s bed may be another child’s storm cloud.
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LITTLE SNOW’S SNOWSTORM

Are those feathers falling from Little Snow’s bed or snowflakes falling from a blue gray cloud? From the point of view of the children in the apartments below, it is a snowy day in the city. With this activity, a sandwich bag, and a handful of confetti, you can make it snow on the buildings of Grace Lin’s magical city.
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LITTLE SNOW’S CHART

When the feathery flakes fall from the sky in your city, use a ruler to measure how deep the flakes are on the ground. Keep track of the snowfall on this chart using your high-jumping math skills. According to picture book meteorologists, one inch of snow = five Little Snow jumps. Let’s do the math!
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