Tuckered Out and Tucking In

I don't know about you, but I seem to get tuckered out more easily during the winter months. Stop laughing, we DO get winter in south Texas. Of course, we don't get the severe snowstorms that I remember from the frozen tundra of Wisconsin, but our days do get a lot shorter and our nights can get nippy. I love the feel of the cold sheets as I crawl in for quality tuck-in time with my kids. Some of my favorite books over the years are the ones we read with sleepy eyes, all snuggled in and ready for dreamland.

If you're looking for a touching tuck-in tale to share with your special someone, then Pobble's Way by Simon Van Booy is a must for your book shelf. Much like the dusty powder of the first snowfall blankets the ground, the interchange between Pobble and her pop, complemented by Wendy Edelson's intriguing illustrations, will enshroud you with warmth as you walk with them through the wintry woods. What happens when the forest animals find the child's lost mitten will awaken your imagination and make for an excellent point-of-view discussion. In the classroom, you could make a double bubble thinking map to compare and contrast this frolic through the forest with the one in Jan Brett's The Mitten.

Click here to preview this Flashlight Press publication and here for a kid-friendly pattern so that you and your little knitters can make a pair of Pobble's handwarmers. 
Check out this tuck-in treasure; it will be a wonder-FULL addition to your library.


  1. I've never heard of this book, but I just started reading my Jan Brett books to my kids, I'll have to check this out! Also, I wanted to say thank you so much for the award! Happy Sunday!

  2. I LOVED snuggling up and reading winter books, like The Mitten and Owl Moon, with my kids. This looks like a great book, too! Thanks for sharing the links ... great addition to winter reading time! :) Deb @ RaisingFigureSkaters.com

  3. I love the double bubble thinking map! Thanks for sharing.


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