Buy New
$13.43
Qty:1
  • List Price: $16.99
  • Save: $3.56 (21%)
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Only 5 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
Add to Cart
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

Snow Music (Bccb Blue Ribbon Picture Book Awards (Awards)) Hardcover – September 2, 2003


See all 6 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Hardcover
"Please retry"
$13.43
$6.49 $0.01

100%20Children%27s%20Books%20to%20Read%20in%20a%20Lifetime



Frequently Bought Together

Snow Music (Bccb Blue Ribbon Picture Book Awards (Awards)) + The Snow Globe Family
Price for both: $19.72

Buy the selected items together
  • The Snow Globe Family $6.29

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Image
Looking for the Audiobook Edition?
Tell us that you'd like this title to be produced as an audiobook, and we'll alert our colleagues at Audible.com. If you are the author or rights holder, let Audible help you produce the audiobook: Learn more at ACX.com.

Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 3
  • Series: Bccb Blue Ribbon Picture Book Awards (Awards)
  • Hardcover: 40 pages
  • Publisher: Greenwillow Books; 1st edition (September 2, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0066239567
  • ISBN-13: 978-0066239569
  • Product Dimensions: 10.4 x 10.3 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #465,920 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From School Library Journal

PreSchool-Grade 4-This picture book begins and ends with a whisper of snow. In between, a lost dog, a boy, a girl, a deer, a rabbit, and a squirrel cross paths as readers follow their tracks through the vast white of the pages. The tracks are both textual and pictorial as they create meandering word patterns and paint pictures of footprints in the snow. From the "peth, peth, peth" of the falling snow to the "jingle, huff, jingle, huff-" of the runaway dog, the text sings. The written word becomes a choral reading with solo voices while the ink-and-watercolor illustrations add another dimension to the composition. On some pages the paintings add a hush to the music; on others they brighten the song. White backgrounds create a crisp cold day, while more colorful, painterly pages realistically picture the rural neighborhood. This title will harmonize well with Ezra Jack Keats's The Snowy Day (Viking, 1962) and other wintry favorites.-Carolyn Janssen, Children's Learning Center of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, OH
Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Booklist

PreS-Gr. 2. With whispery, musical words and detailed, soft-focus images that depict typical winter scenes, this gentle book gives children a sense of what snow is. A dog, deer, children, and squirrels wander, leaving clear, curious tracks in the new fallen white; the passing of traffic creates a symphony of tires. The underlying structure of looking for the lost dog keeps the narrative headed forward through the day, and all ends well. The author's invitation to voice the "sounds" of falling snow and hum a favorite radio song need not be offered twice, and gentle bits of humor offset some sentimentality, assuring repeated read-alouds. Just right for sharing on a snowy day. Francisca Goldsmith
Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5 stars
5 star
7
4 star
1
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
1
See all 9 customer reviews
My two-year-old son loves it and likes to try making the sounds as we read.
L. Kyle
A superbly executed picture book for children by Lynne Rae Perkins, Snow Music emphasizes vision and sensation over plodding narrative.
Midwest Book Review
A whispered "peth" is indeed the sound snow makes when it falls on a silent night.
E. R. Bird

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

21 of 23 people found the following review helpful By E. R. Bird HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on March 21, 2004
Format: Hardcover
To look at "Snow Music" you wouldn't necessarily think much of it at first. On the cover is a calming image of a snow globe sitting beside a snowy window. Inside the book, however, the author/illustrator Lynne Rae Perkins has created a collection of delicate watercolor pictures that deftly encapsulate the experience of a single snowy day. When a boy accidentally loses his dog in the snow he sets out to find it again, experiencing the sights and sounds of winter on the way.
My description of the plot is exactly the same as millions of plots about snowy days in children's picture books. There's not a word in that description that's going to convince you that this book is any better or worse. Well it IS better, gol durn it, and I fully intend to show you why. First of all, let's examine a two page spread that appears after the title page. The page is full of blue, purple, and violet circles, each containing the word, "peth". The instruction simply reads, "Everyone whisper:". A whispered "peth" is indeed the sound snow makes when it falls on a silent night. The opposite page is a single spotlight lit on the side of the road, illuminating the flakes that fall beneath it. As the book continues we read small animal poetry. One is a deer haiku (almost), the other the thoughts a squirrel may have as it hunts for food. Two kids meet up and one explains his current situation. "I just opened the door to look out and he bolted". I love this line. The kids trudge off to find the dog and we read three different kinds of snow music in a row. One is the sound a car makes when it drives with the radio playing. Another is a VERY realistic truck salting the road. The third, the dog jingling in the snow.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Tina Ulrich on November 3, 2003
Format: Hardcover
This is a wonderful book for reading aloud with small children. Beautiful illustrations, musical text, an intriguing plot about a runaway dog. Lots to talk about or think about or just absorb. Perfect for snuggling up with the little ones on a cold Christmasy day!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By shoemuse on January 29, 2005
Format: Hardcover
Snow Music doesn't necessarily answer the question of the bird, but its lyrical words will have you making music of your own with your children. My son's favorite page is "A Car Went By", he loves how I act it out as directed by the text. My favorite page simply says "shhhhh" but that sound takes me back to many early mornings waking up to fresh fallen snow and a city blanketed in quiet. Snow Music is a joy to read aloud and should be on every child's bookshelf, ready at a moment's notice to be pulled down and read while snuggling under a cozy quilt.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on October 6, 2003
Format: Hardcover
A superbly executed picture book for children by Lynne Rae Perkins, Snow Music emphasizes vision and sensation over plodding narrative. An elegant picture book featuring rapturous art and onomatopoeic writing, Snow Music uses color, contrast, and simple yet expressive phrases to bring alive a feeling of imagination and wonder in readers of all ages. A unique and distinguished read-aloud treasure to share with young children.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By Mrssinger on February 10, 2014
Format: Library Binding Verified Purchase
One of my favorite books! My boys love the squirrel part. Remember to read it fast and silly! We love it!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?