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This book is dreamy and poetic with the best of lyrical language. It is informative, fun to read, and will be a treasure through the ages. I have read it to my children numerous times. We never grow tired of it. Highly recommend it.
3.5 starsThe illustrations are what really makes this book good. A book about animals that live in the Arctic. My daughter enjoyed it. I added it in to our homeschool as we are learn about sea mammals.
Stunningly beautiful illustrations, with a simple story. A book that you'll want to look at over and over again for the lovely pictures.
What live in the Arctic Ice House?
We love Jane Yolen in our house! This is my favorite book so far. The poetry just flows off the pages and I want to read to the kids over and over just to see the beauty of it jump off the pages.
I read this book as one of my poetry picture books.This beautifully written book details life in the Arctic for a variety of animals. The book follows the animals through the tough, cold winter nights. The book shows how ice and snow may just look like ice and snow, but there are many animals moving among the cold winter nights. Some animals highlighted are the arctic fox, lynx, polar bears, and orcas. Towards the end of the book the weather warms and the animals experience the brief spring as a...
Jane Yolen's "Welcome to the Ice House" is a beautifully written description of life in the Arctic from winter to the dawning of spring. Yolen's narrative is poetic and the illustrations by Laura Regan are hauntingly lovely and capture the constant twilight of the Arctic winter.This book would lend itself to a study of animals of the Arctic region. However, Yolen's text could also be used to highlight poetic forms such as rhyme scheme ("caper lemmings in long tunnels, racing through the runnels"...
Read by: MelanieGenre: Information/General NonfictionAuthor: Jane Yolen Illustrator: Laura ReganInterest Level: K-2Grade Level Equivalent: 4.4DRA: N/ALexile: 870L This book talks about all the winter animals in the arctic and gives some of their traits. When spring returns the animals that were hibernating awaken and still others remain. The last page gives some more detail about the arctic and why it is called an ice house. This could provide some great information for a student looking into le...
I thought this was a neat little children's book. I wouldn't say it was necessarily memorable or my favorite, but the illustrations were well done and the story was informative. I enjoyed the rhythm of the words and some of the wintery creatures made me smile. I enjoy wintery things. There really isn't a plot. It's just an introduction to animals that live in the arctic.
Gorgeous illustrations highlight this poetic book about the frozen North. The narrative and illustrations complement each other nicely and make this an educational and fun book to read aloud.
This book had many animals in it. It talked about animals in the ice in winter. Summer is short and winter comes back. This is in the Artic. EmilioI liked the pictures of the whales, walrus and seals. Isaiah
The text in this book was written almost like a long poem, it did use many large words. Words that a young child wouldn't understand what they meant. However the illustrations in this book are beautiful so if you check it out do so more for the illustrations than for the actual text.
This book is a great example of effective execution of rhyming in a picture book. It is not sing-songy, but provides a varied, textured rhythm to the text.
Book about the Polar regions and the animals there
Grades k-5.Description of the arctic and the animals that live there. Change of seasons in the arctic as well. Poetry about habitats with great illustrations.
This has wonderful illustrations. The text is very poetic and lyrical. This could be used with any age group
This book is a fun book to read with any aged group of children. The book is great for talking about different arctic animals, and some of their traits.