Toby and the Snowflakes (Hardcover)
Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, 9780618420049, 32pp.
Publication Date: September 1, 2004
With humor and warmth, Julie Halpern and Matthew Cordell tell the story of one little boy who learns about friendship, change, and the nature of the snowflake.
Praise For Toby and the Snowflakes…
This tender exploration of the classic lost-friend story not only breathes new life into a well-worn message but also manages to make its metaphor into a lively literal experience.
The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, Starred
In this slow, quiet story, a lonely boy discovers that friends come and go...Its message should appeal to kids with both real and imaginary friends.
The narrative has a natural flow, told in clear language...young children will enjoy the simplicity of the story.
School Library Journal
Cordell's austere ink-and-watercolor pictures, combined with his keen sense of composition, gives Toby's struggle texture and pacing.