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Stella, Queen of the Snow (Stella and Sam) Hardcover – October 30, 2000
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"With milk?" asks Sam.
"Yes," says Stella. "And sugar."
The two venture out into the white wonderland, exploring the tastes and textures of snowflakes and snowballs, the thrill of sledding ("I think I'll walk down," says Sam), and the magic of snow angels. Worldly Stella instructs her cautious little brother in all the ways of winter in the way only a big sister can.
Readers will be gratified at the return of Stella, Star of the Sea's adorable, true-to-life siblings. Popular award-winning author-illustrator Marie-Louise Gay has created another breathtakingly cute picture book about confident, carrot-top Stella and her earnest but uncertain little brother. Gay's watercolors of blackbirds on denuded tree branches, a brown pup wading through belly-deep snow, and the beaming siblings flailing their limbs to make snow angels are simply perfect. And her kid-dialogue is perfection squared. (Ages 3 to 7) --Emilie Coulter
From School Library Journal
Grace Oliff, Ann Blanche Smith School, Hillsdale, NJ
Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Top Customer Reviews
The book's watercolors are very cool! Gay captures the orange-red of Stella's hair, the "safe" green of Sam's snowsuit, and the traditional brown of their dog. She captures amazing detail without being overwhelming: leaves and birds on the tree branches, the other kids in the snowball fight, the trip up and then down the hill on the sleds, and the making of snow angels (the final picture of the dog is priceless!!). The complexity of the pictures matches the level of the dialogue---somewhere between the intense complexity of a Grame Base, for example, and the beautiful simplicity of Eric Carle. Gay is right on the money.
Bottom line: This is a great book for kids and their parents! Parents will enjoy reading of Stella's parallel universe, and kids who are old enough to do so will enjoy correcting her errors. It's a fun day with Stella and Sam.Read more ›
This is a great colorful book perfect for science instruction. Topics could include the study of solids/liquids/gas, weather and precipitation.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
We love Stella books and this snowy story is super sweet! I bought this before winter hit and we've been reading it very often ever since!Published 7 months ago by Ariel
Cute series of books. My kid's name is Stella, so I admit, as a family we are partial!Published 13 months ago by AmandaR
Stella is a good story for young children. Her brother, Sam, seems to be very reluctant to venture out into the snow but Stella is a good big sister and she shows him fun things to... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Art Lover
Stella and her little brother Sam are charming; asking (Sam) and answering (Stella) whimsical questions. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Amy Torres
These stories about Stella and her brother Sam are really cute! They are great for big sister whose little brothers are always asking a million questions. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Eileen Wenger
Love Stella and Sam. Such a wonderful cartoon series that really teaches siblings to love and appreciate each other :). My kids really like these books too.Published on December 31, 2013 by momof2angels
love the illustrations. slightly skeptical of the nonsense answers she gives, but it is just a story. Read morePublished on March 29, 2013 by J. Zimmer
I bought this along with some other Stella books. My niece's name is Stella so I don't have to have to tell you how glad i was to find these. Read morePublished on February 19, 2013 by Stephanie Barragan