Snow Dance

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"Snow, snow, snow all day.
Let a snow day come our way."

When Ruthie needs a day off from school, she hopes for a snow day. However, the weather is supposed to be clear. When her father tells her she would have to make the snow herself, Ruthie is struck by an idea. People dance for rain; why not a dance for snow? As she makes her way through another school day, she finds that everyone could use a day off. One by one, she shows them her dance. Thinking about the things they ...

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Overview

"Snow, snow, snow all day.
Let a snow day come our way."

When Ruthie needs a day off from school, she hopes for a snow day. However, the weather is supposed to be clear. When her father tells her she would have to make the snow herself, Ruthie is struck by an idea. People dance for rain; why not a dance for snow? As she makes her way through another school day, she finds that everyone could use a day off. One by one, she shows them her dance. Thinking about the things they would rather be doing, they join her in singing the snow song and do the snow dance. Then they wait. The next morning, the city is blanketed in snow, and everyone gets a chance to savor their snow day.

Growing up outside Buffalo, New York, Peggy Thomas and her brother, illustrator Paul Facklam, did not have to wish too hard for snow, but the weather inspired them to create Snow Dance so that every child could enjoy a day off from school.

Peggy Thomas's love of nature also inspired her first book with Pelican, Joshua the Giant Frog. Thomas is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, and she is a library associate and an instructor for the Institute of Children's Literature.

Paul Facklam is an elementary-school art teacher in Middleport, New York.

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K-Gr 3

Ruthie needs a break from school and longs for a snow day. She thinks that if rain dances bring showers, perhaps a snow dance will bring on a storm. She composes a little song and dance and begins her effort. She enlists her friends' help and convinces various adults to join in the dance. Her plan actually works, and the children and adults enjoy a relaxing day. Facklam's illustrations are bright and colorful, and the cartoon characters are slightly quirky. In the snowy scenes, the buildings look like ice-cream confections complete with cherries and marshmallows. Will Hubbell's Snow Day Dance (Albert Whitman, 2005) is similar, but more realistic in its approach and art.-Elaine Lesh Morgan, Multnomah County Library, Portland, OR

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781589804784
  • Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/15/2007
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 5 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.82 (w) x 10.95 (h) x 0.33 (d)

Meet the Author

Peggy Thomas is fascinated by the world around her. Growing up outside Buffalo, New York, she and her brother, illustrator Paul Facklam, did not have to wish too hard for snow, but the weather inspired them to create Snow Dance, so that every child could enjoy a snow day. Mrs. Thomas received a masterĂ­s degree in anthropology from the State University of New York and is a member of the Society of Children's Book writers and Illustrators.
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