A Day for Skating
author: Sarah Sullivan
illustrator: Madeline Valentine
Tap and step,
then slide and turn.
Whoops! Fall down.
Thatís how we learn.
On a brisk winterís day, the frozen pond is crisscrossed by figure skaters, hockey players, new skaters, and old pros, all gliding across the ice. Itís time to bundle up, lace your skates, and give it a try ó then head inside for cocoa and snacks when your cheeks grow rosy and your toes are cold. Back at home, warm bedtime rituals make for the end of a perfect day. But when darkness falls at the pond, who will come out to skate?
In a sweet rhyming tale, a young childís first skating adventure on a frozen pond ends with a cozy bedtime story.