Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), Hardcover, 9780374329495, 32pp.
Publication Date: September 23, 2004
The joys of a winter day
"Goodbye, Mommy . . .
Here we go!
Through the door
And . . . HELLO, SNOW!"
On the morning of a fresh snowfall, a young girl bounces out of bed, scrambles into warm clothes, grabs her dad, dashes outside, and jumps right into the delights of a snowy day. Whether she's rolling a giant snowball, bumping into a new friend, or tumbling into a pile of white, her spirit and energy are hard to resist.
Playful rhyming text and exuberant watercolor illustrations full of funny antics and details reflect the enthusiasms of a snow-loving girl on this best of winter days.
Hope Vestergaard is the author of several young picture books. She lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Nadine Bernard Westcott's many picture books including She Did It! by Jennifer A. Ericsson, which Kirkus Reviews called "a bushel-full of fun." She lives in Nantucket, Massachusetts.
"Amusing ink-and-watercolor illustrations accompany rhyming text. Listeners will enjoy finding funny bits as well as watching that cat." -- Kirkus Reviews
"New snow, that most joyful of childhood happenings, is celebrated in verse that will have young audiences chanting along by the second reading. Westcott propels the proceedings with spring-loaded, cartoony drawings and cheery colors. Just the thing after a spirited romp in the snow - or when everyone is wishing for one." -- The Horn Book Magazine
"The rhyming text uses simple language to highlight familiar activities. The cartoon illustrations are filled with action and humor and reflect the excitement of a snowy day."
-- School Library Journal
"Always upbeat and often comical, the artwork captures and extends the joyful tone of the text. This is one winter picture book that lets you feel the snow. An irresistible addition to winter story hours." -- Booklist
"The illustrations have a clarity that will carry across the room, and the bouncy text...reads itself, making this a good choice for winter story hours-have the marshmallows handy."
-- The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books