With evocative poetry, Carr has written about the delights of winter play. Accompanied by a joyful puppy, three young children get dressed in their winter clothes and go outside to play in the snow. They throw snowballs, build snowmen, go sledding, skating, watch a snow storm, and finally go back inside to warm up. Carr's words are well paired with Donohue's colorful cut paper collages.
School Library Journal
PreS Three round-faced, cut-paper kids bedecked in colorful patterned clothing make their way outside for a snow-filled afternoon. Throwing snowballs, building a snowman, sledding, and skating occupy their time until they head back inside for cocoa and "Winter warm...."... Martha Topol, Traverse Area District Library, Traverse City, MI Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
In a gleeful salute to the frosty season, three wide-eyed and rosy-cheeked children and their little gray puppy spend the day sampling the pleasures of winter. With sprightly verse, Carr (Swine Divine, p. 373, etc.) captures the rapture of a snowy day spent in play. The venturesome children build a snowman, go for a hair-raising sled ride, and take a twirl around the ice. The frolicking may be done for the day as the final pages depict the three asleep by the fire, but readers know that tomorrow will bring fresh adventures. Colorful, full-page illustrations complement the text; Donohue's cut-paper collages incorporate a variety of textures to create vivid, dimensional images of the cheerful tots and their trusty canine companion. This exhilarating picture book joyously heralds the imminent arrival of winter. (Picture book. 4-8)