Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780375857003, 40pp.
Publication Date: October 9, 2012
It's snowy cold in the town of Toby Mills. The thermometer is sinking toward zero, and the icicle hanging from the nose of General Toby's statue is growing closer to the ground. The newspaper headline reads COLD SNAP The people of the town are losing hope and the feeling in their toes until the mayor's wife saves the day with a toasty treat.
Marjorie Priceman is the author-illustrator of "How to Make a Cherry Pie and See the U.S.A.", as well as "How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World." She has received two Caldecott Honors, for "Hot Air! The (Mostly) True Story of the First Hot-Air Balloon Ride" and "Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin" by Lloyd Moss. She lives in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania."
A Kirkus Reviews Best of Children's Books 2012
A Booklist Best of Children's Books 2012
Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews, October 1, 2012:
“A community caught under the pall of a weeklong cold snap comes together in this cozy, old-fashioned story that is high on both charm and appeal.”
Starred Review, Booklist, September 1, 2012:
“A delight for sharing, especially one-on-one.”