Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 3 to 5
- Grade: p to k
- Reading age: 3 to 5
Set in the mountains overlooking Vancouver, British Columbia, and its surroundings, this under-five follow-up to the hugely popular On My Walk features a very young child learning to ski.
Another delightful collaboration between Kari-Lynn Winters and Christina Leist, On My Skis takes very young children on a little journey around Vancouver. Whimsical and strikingly original illustrations are set to Winter's irresistibly rhythmic story.
About the authors
Kari-Lynn Winters is the author of Jeffrey and Sloth (2007), a picture book about the daunting task of overcoming writer's block, and The Meaning Maker, a children's play about reading strategies which is currently being toured throughout the Lower Mainland. A graduate of Canada's National Theatre School, she is currently performing with a Vancouver children's theatre group, The Tickle Trunk Players.
Kari has taught a range of students in Canada and the United States, including pre-school, special education, primary, intermediate, high school, and now university teacher education.
She is currently completing her Ph.D. in the Language and Literacy Department at UBC. Her research interests are children's literature, print literacy, and multimodal forms of learning.
Kari's website is www.kariwinters.com.
CHRISTINA LEIST is a Vancouver-based children’s illustrator, writer and book designer. After graduating from the University of Applied Sciences in Wiesbaden with a Bachelor (Honours) in Communications Design, she worked as an Art Director for several international advertising agencies. Her books featuring imaginative worlds for the young have received several award nominations and great recognition.
“Small size, short text, and common experiences make this a good choice for reading aloud at home.”