Grab your hot cocoa, everyone! It’s time to gather ’round for Perfect Picture Book Friday!
Although winter (which is on its way if this morning’s temperature is anything to go by! Brrrr!) is not my favorite season, I do love snow! I love how cozy it feels to be indoors with a cup of hot cocoa while the snow falls silently outside the window. I love sledding and making snow-angels, snowman-building and fort-making, getting cold and wet and then coming inside to get warm and dry.
So when I saw this book, I had to read it immediately. And then I had to share it with you because it is so perfect!
Title: A Thing Called Snow
Written & Illustrated By: Yuval Zommer
Publisher: Doubleday Books For Young Readers, Nov. 2, 2021, fiction
Suitable For Ages: 3-7
Themes/Topics: snow, discovery, friendship
Opening: “Fox and Hare were born in the spring,
grew up in the summer,
and were the best of friends by autumn.”
Brief Synopsis: Fox and Hare have never seen snow. Wondering what it is like, they travel in search of answers, until at last they get to experience the magic of their first snow themselves.
Links To Resources: Easy Winter Paper Crafts For Kids; 7 Fun Ways To Play With Snow Indoors; Snowflake Crafts For Preschoolers; and if there is snow, go out and play! 😊
Why I Like This Book: This story is so delightful! It has the feeling of an adventure, as Fox and Hare set off to find out what snow is. There is companionship and friendship, curiosity and discovery, and there are helpful folks along the way. There is the feeling of newness and wonder that kids experience often, since they are just learning about the world and there are so many firsts. Each animal that Fox and Hare encounter tells them one thing about snow which, on its own isn’t quite enough for them to identify it, but when at last they experience snow, both Fox and Hare and the reader can see how each of those things were true but had to be taken all together to understand snow. The art is soft and beautiful and just a perfect accompaniment to the text. All around a book that kids (and their adult readers) will all enjoy!
I hope you like it as much as I do 😊
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10 thoughts on “Perfect Picture Book Friday – A Thing Called Snow”
This book looks magical, and I look forward to checking it out.
What a perfect choice to cuddle up with and remember the wonder of that first snow.
I think Fox and Hare are brave. Last winter I decided I would not step on snow – no matter what. I plan to do the same thing this winter. I can’t wait till Mom finds out. I think she will like the idea and maybe she’ll call me the word IDIOT. That’s good… Right…?
Love and licks,
Oh, that is cute! I hope I can find it to read.
What a lovely choice! Kids will certainly identify with the animals wonder at a first snow. Great book for a two-year-old great granddaughter. Thank you for sharing!
Did you say HARE? Haha! And the fox is my favorite animal, so…YEAH I want to read this, even if I’m not ready for snow yet. Moisture yes, but not the windshield scraping kind! Maybe in a few more weeks!
Wow, I love that cover. So intriguing. My library has in on order and there are already 13 holds on 15 copies! Can’t wait to read this one. Thanks Susanna.
What an adventure! I know I’m going to love this book – can’t wait to read it!
This sounds lovely! At least half of my students will never have seen snow so this could be very intriguing. Maybe I’ll ask those who have to describe it before we read the book. What fun! Thank you for sharing! 😊❄️☃️❤️