On a Snow-Melting Day: Seeking Signs of Spring

Posted by on Apr 5, 2020 in Uncategorized | 2 comments

April is Poetry Month and in Michigan it’s also a month full of “puddle-sploshing, crocus-poking, mitten-soaking” days. This month’s book is On a Snow-Melting Day: Seeking Signs of Spring by Buffy Silverman.

This simple poetry book is full of rhyme and imagery paired with gorgeous photos. It’s a list poem with onomatopoeia. You can read each line and see if it applies to your surroundings. Do you live where “mist lifts”? What do you see from the book that you can see when you go outside? Take your kids outside and have them point out what they see. Make a list and turn it into a list poem. See if you can come up with some cool onomatopoeia and maybe take photos. It’s a wonderful invitation to go outside and enjoy the poetry of the changing seasons. Remember to bring boots for puddle-sploshing!


  1. I just came across your kind review, Kris–thanks so much for featuring On a Snow-Melting Day! Happy (okay, as happy as it can be) Spring to you.

    • It was my pleasure to review your lovely book, Buffy! It’s the kind of book kids will want to reread every year. All the good wishes for you!

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