"The illustrations, in muted oils, show the jubilant family anticipating the snow and the activities that they would undertake. The figures fill the pages giving a sense of intimacy, and the scenes are viewed from a variety of perspectives, adding to the excitement and chaos. Children (and parents) will identify with the strong wish for a day away from the routine, as well as the mad rush when things don't pan out." --Booklist
"The mostly two-page illustrations are rich in color, texture, perspective, and kinesthetic energy." --School Library Journal
"Laminack generates the increasingly hopeful energy to a fever pitch... Gustavson creates a festive mood with his oil illustrations, so luxurious and ample they feel like bundles of winter clothing, topped with bright scarves." --Kirkus
About the Author
LESTER L. LAMINACK is the author of several children's books. He is a specialist in children's literacy and professor emeritus at Western Carolina University. He lives in North Carolina. ADAM GUSTAVSON is a full time illustrator living and building snow forts in New Jersey with his wife and two sons. This is his twelfth book for children.