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Blizzard
     

Blizzard

by Carole Gerber, Marty Husted (Illustrator)
 
A simple lyrical text contrasts a snowy winter day with the warmth of home. Told through a child's eyes, this book celebrates the beauty of both worlds.

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A simple lyrical text contrasts a snowy winter day with the warmth of home. Told through a child's eyes, this book celebrates the beauty of both worlds.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
There's no doubt that the best place to be during a blizzard is at home snuggled in front of the fireplace. This book depicts what goes on outdoors while we sit warm and cozy inside. The wonderful illustrations alternate back and forth between the icy, cold, wind-swirling outside and the soft, soothing, warm inside. This delightful book captures the awe and wonder of snowstorms, showing the respect we should have for nature and the pleasure we can take in it. 2001, Whispering Coyote, $15.95. Ages 3 to 5. Reviewer: Sheree Van Vreede
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 1-Told from a child's perspective, this simple, rhyming story contrasts the coldness of winter with the comfort of being snug and warm inside. The quality of the text varies. In some instances it reads well: "Outside, I see it's gray and white/A snowy blanket wraps the night." Other sections are trite: "Outside, the snow surrounds a tree/Inside, a soft quilt covers me." Eventually the storm subsides, and he bundles up to play outside before curling up in his bed for the night. Watercolor-and-pencil illustrations complement the narrative, but in some cases the boy is stiffly drawn. The art shows the swirling wind, and the sky appears cold and gray as snow piles up outside. Inside looks "warm and bright" and a cozy orange-and-yellow glow surrounds the boy as he sips cocoa by the fire. An additional purchase.-Melinda Piehler, North Tonawanda Public Library, NY Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781580890649
Publisher:
Charlesbridge Publishing, Inc.
Publication date:
07/01/2001
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.33(w) x 10.32(h) x 0.67(d)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Carole Gerber is the author of many books for children, including LEAF JUMPERS, WINTER TREES, and ARCTIC DREAMS. She lives in Columbus, Ohio.

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