From School Library Journal
PreSchool-Grade 2. Sophie is disappointed that although the weather is frosty cold, no snow has fallen. Finally, a winter storm is forecast, but it does not materialize on schedule. In school, she and her classmates decide to make their own paper snowflakes; when Sophie tapes her paper creation to the window, she sees real flakes drifting down at last. The children enjoy the beauty of the quiet snowfall as they walk home, and participate in all their favorite winter activities the next morning. The vigorous text and bright illustrations not only capture the youngsters' unconditional love of snow, but also, amusingly, the adults' disenchantment with it. Sweeping, double-page spreads show expressive, lively cartoon figures against more realistic backgrounds of home, school, and the outdoors. Instructions for making paper snowflakes are included. A seasonal treat for all of those impatient children who anticipate the arrival of wintry weather.?Patricia Pearl Dole, formerly at First Presbyterian School, Martinsville, VA
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From Kirkus Reviews
Those who have waited impatiently for the arrival of the first snow will be in perfect sympathy with Sophie. Winter has arrived- -the trees are bare, the ground is hard, and she has to wear her heavy jacket. So where is the snow? Sophie can't wait for sledding, snowballs, and snowmen. Then the weather forecast comes--snow is on the way. Sophie prepares her sled and snowboots and everything she needs for a snowman. She can hardly sleep, but in the morning there's still no snow. In desperation Sophie asks her teacher if they can make snowflakes, and the class creates an indoor paper snowstorm. As Sophie tapes a paper snowman up in the window she sees that tiny flakes are falling and by the next morning, there's plenty of snow to play in. Children will appreciate the predictability, and Poydar uses fluid illustrations to capture all of Sophie's impatience and her unbridled enthusiasm when the snow finally arrives. (Picture book. 4-8) -- Copyright ©1997, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.