First Snow

First Snow

by Emily Arnold McCully, Emily Arnold Mccully
     
 

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The first snow has fallen.
The mice children go sledding with Grandma and Grandpa.
But at the top of the hill,
who will go first?
Bitty, the smallest mouse,
is scared.
When she tries,

WHEEEEEE,

she finds that sledding is the best!

Caldecott Medalist Emily Arnold McCully captured the chills and thrills of a

Overview

The first snow has fallen.
The mice children go sledding with Grandma and Grandpa.
But at the top of the hill,
who will go first?
Bitty, the smallest mouse,
is scared.
When she tries,

WHEEEEEE,

she finds that sledding is the best!

Caldecott Medalist Emily Arnold McCully captured the chills and thrills of a first sled ride when first snow was published in 1985. She has added words and created new pictures for this handsome larger edition, a companion to picnic.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
PreS-K-First published as a wordless picture book in 1985, First Snow is back with a brief text, enhanced illustrations, and a larger trim size. The extended mouse family from McCully's Picnic (1984, both HarperCollins) piles into an old red pickup truck and heads out for a day of winter frolicking. They ice skate, build a snowman, and go sledding. The littlest mouse, Bitty, isn't so sure she wants to go down the hill by herself, but once she gathers up her courage there's no stopping her. This new edition has brighter, deeper colors, but the artwork is essentially the same as in the original. Most of the text consists of bits of dialogue and short descriptions of the action. This addition seems unnecessary as the book still works well without words. Full of exuberance and excitement, both versions are perfect for winter storytimes and one-on-one sharing.-Wendy Woodfill, Hennepin County Library, Minnetonka, MN Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780066238524
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
12/23/2003
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
1,180,928
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.25(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Emily Arnold McCully has illustrated more than a hundred books for children, including her own First Snow and Arnold Adoff's Black Is Brown Is Tan. She won the Caldecott Medal for her book Mirette On the High Wire.

Emily Arnold McCully has illustrated more than a hundred books for children, including her own First Snow and Arnold Adoff's Black Is Brown Is Tan. She won the Caldecott Medal for her book Mirette On the High Wire.

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