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I would recommend skipping this one in favor of the better books ...
on October 19, 2015
I'm not fond of children's books that, however harmless the intentions, subliminally reinforce the idea that there is a place the child would rather be than in school. In "It's Snowing ..." it says on page 8: "It's snowing! It's snowing! And if my luck holds, this morning they'll close down the school." Maybe I am too sensitive to this; however, in the "I can read" series the purpose is clearly to motivate a child to learn reading and this celebration of the possibility of avoiding school seems out of sync to me. I tossed my copy and will let my 6 year old read hundreds of other books (including many in the "I can read" series) without this kind of message. If this issue matters to you, I would recommend skipping this one in favor of the better books in the series. My daughter loves the Amelia Bedelia series and the Frog and Toad series, for example, though those are level 2 while "It's Snowing" is level 3.