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Snow Day!

Lester L. Laminack, Adam Gustavson (Illustrator)


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Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (9/4/2007)
Hardcover (10/5/2010)
CD-Audio (9/4/2007)


Everyone loves a snow day! Award-winning author Lester L. Laminack provides a clever take on a familiar childhood wish. An unexpected twist is sure to surprise and delight young readers.
When the weatherman predicts a big snowfall, it's hard not to imagine the fun-filled adventures of an unscheduled school holiday! You can build snowmen, go sledding, have snowball fights—the possibilities are endless. Except when the family wakes up that next morning, they find no snow! School is happening, and all their dreams of a winter wonderland are gone. But as the family piles into the car to head to school, an unexpected twist reveals who wanted the snow day most of all.
Adam Gustavson's expressive illustrations comically capture the excitement of pure possibility in author Lester L. Laminack's thoroughly original tale.

Praise For Snow Day!

"Laminack generates the increasingly hopeful energy to a fever pitch. . . Gustavson creates a festive mood with his oil illustrations, so luxurious and ample they feel like bundles of winter clothing, topped with bright scarves."—Kirkus Reviews

"The mostly two-page illustrations are rich in color, texture, perspective, and kinesthetic energy."—School Library Journal

"The illustrations, in muted oils, show the jubilant family anticipating the snow and the activities that they would undertake. The figures fill the pages giving a sense of intimacy, and the scenes are viewed from a variety of perspectives, adding to the excitement and chaos. Children (and parents) will identify with the strong wish for a day away from the routine, as well as the mad rush when things don't pan out."—Booklist

Peachtree, 9781561455539, 32pp.

Publication Date: October 5, 2010

About the Author

Lester L. Laminack is a specialist in children's literacy and professor emeritus at Western Carolina University. Laminack has written numerous books and articles for educators in addition to his picture books, and he is a sought-after speaker at professional meetings and reading associations nationwide. He lives in North Carolina.

Adam Gustavson holds an MFA from the School of Visual Arts and a BFA from Rowan University and has taught at Seton Hall University and Philadelphia's University of the Arts. He is the award-winning illustrator of over thirty books for children. He lives, paints, teaches, and plays music in his home state of New Jersey, along with his charming family and a neurotic poodle.