Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), Hardcover, 9780805060638, 32pp.
Publication Date: November 1, 2001
Magical ponies create the first snowfall of winter
On a cold, gray day, Old Man Winter leads his snow ponies outside. "Are you ready?" he asks. Yes! Faster and faster the ponies gallop. Everything they touch turns white with snow as they bring winter to the forest and field.
At last the ponies tire, and Old Man Winter settles them down for the night in their cozy barn. Outside, the world is covered with a soft white blanket. Winter has come at last.
Simple, poetic text and evocative illustrations capture the magic of winter's first snowfall.
Cynthia Cotten has an MFA in writing for children from Norwich University. She lives in McMurray, Pennsylvania, with her husband and two children. This is her first book for children.
Jason Cockroft has contributed illustrations to two books in America, but this is his first picture book. He lives and works in West Yorkshire, England.
"The brief text is rich with descriptive phrases. . . This book could be used as a starting point for sparking students' imagination about snow, and the illustrations will definitely attract young equine fans."—School Library Journal
". . .a beautiful as well as a magical read."—Kirkus Reviews
A Children's Book Council "Children's Choices" selection.