Snow!

Snow!

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by Christine Ford, Candace Whitman
     
 

Slide slide
down we glide
Swish swoosh
goes our ride

All the magical moments of a new snow spread across each of these pages. The steady rhythm of Christine Ford's joyous ode to snow follows two youngsters as they trudge along with their sleds in tow to exult in a day of winter play'from building a snowman and sledding to a hot chocolate warm-up at the

Overview

Slide slide
down we glide
Swish swoosh
goes our ride

All the magical moments of a new snow spread across each of these pages. The steady rhythm of Christine Ford's joyous ode to snow follows two youngsters as they trudge along with their sleds in tow to exult in a day of winter play'from building a snowman and sledding to a hot chocolate warm-up at the end. Painted and paper-collage illustrations capture all the cool contrasts a blanket of white can bring.

Author Biography: Christine Ford is a poet who lives in Arlington, TX. Snow! is her first book for children.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
A young boy and girl are enjoying the pleasures of a snowfall. They bundle up in their snowsuits, warm hat and mittens, and pull their yellow sleds up the hill. What fun to stick out their tongues and taste the frosty flakes. But best of all, they race down the hill on their sleds and then create a snowman with Dad's black cap and a bright colored scarf. After their outing, it is back home to a toasty fire and a mug of hot cocoa. The soft-toned collages are a perfect choice for this winter outing. 1999, HarperFestival, $9.95. Ages 4 to 8. Reviewer: Marilyn Courtot
Library Journal - Library Journal
PreS-A brother, a sister, a dog, and a dad spend a day sledding, throwing snowballs, and making a snowman before returning to the comfort of hearth and home. Double-page spreads are paired with short, repetitive rhymes such as "Slide slide/down we glide/Swish swoosh/goes our ride" and "Pack pack/pile stack/Toss a snowball/get one back." Due to the size and fuzzy watercolor and paper-collage illustrations, this book would be most enjoyed one-on-one rather than in a group setting. Though the rhymes are pleasant and the family seems to be having a good time, both text and illustrations are a bit flat. For a more vivid depiction of that particularly gray sky that comes right before a snowfall, look for Uri Shulevitz's Snow (Farrar, 1998), or to convey the magical wonder of a snowy day, try Kevin Henkes's Oh! (Greenwillow, 1999).-Tana Elias, Meadowridge Branch Library, Madison, WI Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
Horn Book
This Slight rhymed verse celebrates a day of winter activities. Printed on sturdy stock, the text's playful word pairs. "Wiggle wiggle /window squiggles," "Wag Wag / tail zigzags," will amuse young listeners. The soft, textured illustrations depict sledding, snowman building , and finally a cozy grouping around the fire sharing cookies and warm drinks.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780694011995
Publisher:
HarperCollins Children's Books
Publication date:
09/28/1999
Series:
Growing Tree Series
Pages:
24
Product dimensions:
8.81(w) x 8.84(h) x 0.32(d)
Age Range:
1 - 5 Years

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Snow! 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My three-year-old daughter just loved this book! The rhyming words were fun to read, and the pictures made her want to go out and play in the snow! The ending was especially nice.