visión de conjunto:Críticas This accomplished picture book details the season of winter. Author Henkes' text is simple but evocative observing winter in perceptive and sometimes-playful detail. Illustrator Dronzek's acrylic illustrations...enrich and deepen the text as they add story details and warmth. ...A polished playful story in which words and pictures dance in perfect harmony.--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)Henkes and Dronzek present a lyrical ode to winter and its many moods. The text marked by a gentle rhythm uses descriptive language to bring the season to vivid life...Expressive full-bleed spreads steal the show.--The Horn BookA cinematically enticing take on winter and the atmospheric lyricism is seasonally suitable. ...A cozy evocation both of the real and imagined experience of days measured by the white stuff.--Bulletin of the Center for Children's BooksAnother must-have seasonal picture book created through the amazing collaboration of Henkes and Dronzek. . . .The descriptive word choice is able to set the scene perfectly with so few words and the soft illustrations match and enrich the text seamlessly. . . .Bundle up for this wonderful wintry tale of all the highs and lows that the season has to offer.--School Library Journal (starred review)Gorgeous...An appealing series of pictures shows the boy donning boots and zippers vests and zippers and jackets and zippers wryly underscored by humorous text. ...The gentle repetitions continue as winter stays and stays and stays until it finally shrinks away and slips around the corner into a gorgeous green spring. ...The large format language and pictures merge in a just-right read-aloud for fans of winter's charms.--ALA Booklist (starred review)Have a warm cup of cocoa snuggle up with a youngster and share Winter Is Here a charmer by best-selling award-winning Kevin Henkes. . . his poetic words [are] accompanied by soft artwork by Laura Dronzek. . . .The season's never looked or sounded better.--The MissourianAcrylic paintings that spill off the pages set the scene through this book an exploration of the long winter's season's juxtapositions. . .Winter's journey difficult and serene as it may be ends with the full-page color spread that is spring. The simple lyrical text and rich soft illustrations work together to provide the perfect snuggle-under-the-covers storytime experience.--St. Louis Post-Dispatch Reseña del editor From Caldecott Medalist and Newbery Honor author Kevin Henkes and acclaimed painter Laura Dronzek the bestselling and award-winning creators of When Spring Comes and In the Middle of Fall this picture book about winter celebrates the sights sounds and smells of the season. Snow falls animals burrow and children prepare for the wonders winter brings. Caldecott Medalist and award-winning author Kevin Henkes’s striking text introduces basic concepts of language and the unique beauty of the winter season. Laura Dronzek’s expressive paintings beautifully capture the joyful wonders of winter.This is an engaging companion to the best-selling When Spring Comes and In the Middle of Fall. Winter Is Here is an ideal choice for story time seasonal curriculums and bedtime reading. Contraportada The wind is howling.The ﬂakes are falling.The snow is sticking.The drifts are growing.The ice is dripping.The dog is bounding.The squirrels are scurrying.The birds are huddling.The children are slipping digging skating building sledding . . .Why is this all happening?It’s winter!Winter is here! Biografía del autor Kevin Henkes is an award-winning author and illustrator of many books for children of all ages. He received the Caldecott Medal for Kitten's First Full Moon; Caldecott Honors for Waiting and Owen; two Newbery Honors--one for Olive's Ocean and one for The Year of Billy Miller--and Geisel Honors for Waiting and Penny and Her Marble. His other books include Egg Old Bear A Good Day Chrysanthemum and the beloved Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse. Kevin Henkes lives with his family in Madison Wisconsin. www.kevinhenkes.comLaura Dronzek is a painter whose work has been exhibited nationally. Her picture books include Moonlight by Helen V. Griffith; It Is Night by Phyllis Rowand; and White Is for Blueberry by George Shannon.