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Posted March 4, 2009
A delightful book!
I read and adorable book called "A Very Special Snowflake" by Don Hoffman and illustrated by Todd Dakins. It's an adorable little story which is fun to read for young children.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
A Very Special Snowflake is about two children, Jeff and Veronica. They have the cutest little puppy name Snowflake. One day while playing out in the snow they lose their little puppy and spend the remainder of the book looking for him around town. They ask all the town's people that they come across if they have seen Snowflake but every time they ask someone if they have seen Snowflake the town's people think the kids are referring to the winter weather.
Of course there is a happy ending because the children find their beloved little puppy.
What I loved most about this book is that it reminds me of the "Where's Waldo" books from the 80's (gosh... I seem so old now!). Do you remember those books? There were "busy" pictures and you had to locate Waldo with his green hat, red and white striped shirt and glasses? A Very Special Snowflake reminds me of that kind of a book. You see Snowflake is white like snow (thus the reason for his name). Throughout the entire story Snowflake follows Veronica and Jeff around, you just have to look for him within the pictures.
The book is geared towards children ages 4 to 8. That is the perfect age too because it would be a wee bit more challenging for them to locate Snowflake in the pictures then older kids. My kids were able to locate Snowflake almost immediately. I can see a younger child getting super excited when they are able to locate the adorable little Snowflake within each picture
Posted February 9, 2009
A fun romp through a winter snowstorm
Jeff and Veronica have a new puppy and he is adorable! With snow white fur and a `let¿s play!¿ personality, the children decide to name their puppy `Snowflake.¿ It¿s the perfect name for the lovable dog, especially since he also loves to play in the snow.<BR/><BR/>One day Jeff and Veronica take Snowflake out to play during a snowstorm and before long their puppy is lost. Or is he? In the vein of `Where¿s Waldo?¿ the children begin their search for Snowflake. Bundled in their winter woolies, the kids hunt through their town, asking each adult they encounter, including the policewoman, the mail carrier, and others if they have seen Snowflake. Each delightful picture features the dog hidden amongst the snowfall, tongue hanging out, with a smile on his face. Readers will look forward to each page to see if they can find Snowflake.<BR/><BR/>Every adult who Jeff and Veronica ask about their dog confuses the dog¿s name with all the snowflakes that are flying around them, insisting that they¿ve seen snowflakes everywhere. They don¿t understand that Jeff and Veronica are looking for their dog. Young readers will squeal with delight at the clever play on the word snowflake as the silly adults time after time confuse the dog¿s name with the falling snow.<BR/><BR/>The illustrations in A Very Special Snowflake are bright, cheerful and playful. They add much to the charming story and will undoubtedly hold children¿s attention through numerous readings of this adventure.<BR/><BR/>Quill says: Children will love this fun romp through a winter snowstorm.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.