I have always loved teaching this book, but have not done so in years. This year we got new copies and the kids were excited to be the first readers! We decorated the class so it feels like we are in the arctic searching for gold. The kids put pictures of wolves, huskies and St.. Bernards all over the windows! It looks awesome and when we only have the white Christmas lights on, it feels like an Alaskan winter night. So far they like the book too. Didn't they do a good job setting the mood?