As you know, I live in South Carolina. Even though we are very close to the mountains and in the far corner, we rarely get snow. We usually get one snowfall in late February. Once I remember it snowing on Christmas Eve- but that was like a miracle. In South Carolina, snow holds so much wonder because it is such a rare treat. I love seeing the look on my kids' faces when the snow is falling and they get to go out and touch it. We build snowmen, have snowball fights, and even do snow angels- even if there is just an inch. We usually make snowflake crafts while it is still snowing because they are so excited. This year, I'm excited for the kids to go on a new snow journey, thanks to this book.
The Snowflake: Winter's Frozen Artistry ($18.97 on Amazon) by Kenneth Libbrecht and Rachel Wing is a truly beautiful book. Take a deeper look at the unique, hidden beauty of winter with the world's foremost snowflake expert.
This book takes you on the journey of a snowflake and allows you to see the intricate details of the snowflakes an the beautiful differences in each. Microphotography allows you to see these beautiful details. This book defines the art and science of snowflakes for generations.
Join Libbrecht and Wing as they charmingly chronicle the creation of snow crystals, both in nature and in the laboratory. The Snowflake: Winter's Frozen Artistry touches the hand of Mother Nature, showing incredible microphotography of individual snow crystals from all over the world. The book tells the history of snowflake observations mixed with an entertaining blend of tales of hunting snowflakes, snowflakes in literature and art, and the science of snowflakes, to bring a flurry of delightful snowflakes into the hands of warm-bodied humans everywhere. With this captivating book, we can better appreciate snowflakes, winter's frozen artistry. (Italics from Amazon)
What better way to teach your children to truly appreciate the beauty of nature than them seeing snow with their own eyes and then going on this journey with The Snowflake: Winter's Frozen Artistry. Nothing else shows the miracle that is nature better than this book. The wonder in their eyes of seeing snow on the ground does not compare to the wonder when they see what a snowflake really looks like under a microscope. My kids love science and this books and expanded that love further than I thought truly possible. They now want to know all about all the sciences and definitely want to learn more about weather. This book has done so much for their natural curiosity. Thanks to the authors for giving this extra sense of wonder to children and adults alike.