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Snow Hardcover – December 10, 2002
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From School Library Journal
PreSchool-Grade 2-On a cold, gray day, Owl ruffles her feathers and wisely announces that snow is on its way. The geese fly away, a bear yawns and prepares for hibernation, a mother hare draws her babies close and tells them that it's time for their white winter coats, etc. Snow covers the forest and Owl announces that even though it will stay for a long time, "-one spring day, it will drip drop melt away." There is a refined, melodic rhythm to the spare text, and the graceful, internal rhymes are never forced. The oil paintings elegantly match the lovely language. Close-up portraits depict the animals as they gaze at the cloudy skies and frolic in the first snow. In the early pages, golden autumn leaves fall in the background; then, a spread on which white text appears on a black background and no animals are present clearly defines the separation of seasons. This gentle celebration is ideal for storytime sharing.
Shawn Brommer, South Central Library System, Madison, WI
Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc.
PreS-K. Animals in a natural setting anticipate winter in this fast-moving picture book as an owl, some geese, a moose, a bear, some bunnies, and a fox all show their feelings about the coming snow. Some embrace it; some resent it ("My fur looks like fire, against this white snow," bristles Fox); others just deal with it. The bunnies blend right in with the snow, as their coats have changed color for the winter. Bear hibernates. The geese fly south. They will all get through the winter, anticipating spring. Stojic's sparse text reveals much about seasonal cycles, and her rich double-page acrylic paintings capture the physicality of the animals in a brief, transforming moment in time. Kathy Broderick
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Top customer reviews
THe animals adapt to the seasonal change that will both educate and calm your young audience. It's a great book for group story time, as the animal faces and the action of the snow are large enough even for those in the back. The bright colors and painterly (but not precious) renditions of the snow, leaves, and animals give this the pictures a splashy, textured feeling--the oversized faces look like inviting and touchable. The plot is limited to the animals' observations and adaptations to the snow, but the overall message is that animals and humans can weather the weather.
Except for one line about a fox "bristling" against the snow, the rhymes are unforced, and will help keep kids focused. Toddlers, especially, will enjoy Stojic's childlike drawings of friendly forest animals. Much better than expected, the book is both interesting and relazing, and can stimulate discussion and art pojects at preschool and very early elementary school.