Ages 3^-6. A brother and sister spend the day making huge snow horses "with eyes and ears and flowing manes and tails." Later that night, they sneak out and mount the horses, and to their astonishment, the glistening snow beasts spring to life. McGeorge's writing is filled with action, excitement, and descriptive words that breathe life into the story, but Whyte's dynamic watercolor illustrations are what steal the show. The night scenes are truly spectacular: intense blues, violets, and forest greens flow together to form a rich, dark foil for the brilliant white horses. An enchanting wintertime story, this can be combined with Raymond Briggs' wordless picture-book classic The Snowman (1978), which is similar in theme and content, to stir imaginations on a snowy day. Lauren Peterson
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A very good story thumbs up. American Bookseller
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