What We Are Reading - Snow
Froggy much preferred Footprints in the Snow in which Mr. Good Wolf decides he needs to write a story in which the wolf is not the "bad guy". He follows a set of footprints and meets several different animals none of whom will tell him who the footprints belong to because they fear he is going to eat the owner. During later readings we looked up each of the different characters Mr. Wolf meets to see what their footprint would look like and compare it to the footprint Mr. Wolf is following. During the process I found a great game from the Sacremento Zoo which I printed out for us to play.
A honorable mention of the week goes to The Little Green Goose. It is not about snow or winter at all but it is a wonderful story about love and families. Mr. Goose wants to be a father so much but has no wife to lay an egg for him. He "adopts" an egg and hatches a "little green goose". Eventually the little green goose goes looking for his "real" father that looks like him. But he learns that looks are not important. His real father is the one who feeds him, keeps him warm, and loves him.