Oh!

Oh!

by Kevin Henkes, Laura Dronzek
     
 

What could be better than waking up to discover that it has snowed all night? Going outside to play in the snow, of course! Kevin Henkes and Laura Dronzek's first collaboration is a dazzling one, and this cozy, sparkling book is just right for the very young, who will see themselves in the two energetic toddlers who are bundled up against the cold and happy to jump… See more details below

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What could be better than waking up to discover that it has snowed all night? Going outside to play in the snow, of course! Kevin Henkes and Laura Dronzek's first collaboration is a dazzling one, and this cozy, sparkling book is just right for the very young, who will see themselves in the two energetic toddlers who are bundled up against the cold and happy to jump and roll and crunch and hop alongside their backyard friends-a squirrel, rabbit, cat, dog, and flock of cheerful birds. Let it snow and snow and snow! Oh!

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Kirkus Reviews
Henkes offers a bare-bones arrangement of words to convey snowfall, the creatures that enjoy it, and the passing of the day. "The snow falls and falls all night. In the morning everything is white. And everyone wants to play. Oh!" Animals and children are introduced with the tinkered refrain: "The cat wants to play. Sneak, sneak, sneak, brave young cat. The dog wants to play. Run, run, run, clever old dog." The reasons for the words "brave" and "clever" are never shown in any tangible way. The snowscape is depicted in a dreamy and lovely wash of color by Dronzek, who gives the animals faces, but uses hats and hoods to hide the features of the children. After everyone joins in a peaceable kingdom of building, the shadows lengthen, the snow turns an evening blue, and playtime is over. For all their simplicity, the words and acts have an opacity that encumbers flow and meaning; the haiku-like spareness is employed without effect. (Picture book. 2-6)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780688170547
Publisher:
Greenwillow Books
Publication date:
10/28/1999
Edition description:
1 ED
Pages:
24
Product dimensions:
8.23(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.33(d)
Age Range:
1 - 5 Years

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