Despite their elaborate preparations for winter, the animals and birds are delighted by a large banquet for them after a large snow. Winner of the 1949 Caldecott Medal. By Berta and Elmer Hader. 48 pgs. pb.
The woodland animals were all getting ready for the winter. Geese flew south, rabbits and deer grew thick warm coats, and the raccoons and chipmunks lay down for a long winter nap. Come Christmastime, the wise owls were the first to see the rainbow around the moon. It was a sure sign that the big snow was on its way.