Snow Day!


Someone is very, very excited about the possibility of missing school due to snow, and plans a whole day of sledding, building forts, reading, and sipping hot chocolate rather than going to school for that test on chapter ten.

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Someone is very, very excited about the possibility of missing school due to snow, and plans a whole day of sledding, building forts, reading, and sipping hot chocolate rather than going to school for that test on chapter ten.

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Editorial Reviews

Julie Just
…a cheerful tribute to muffled, white, unexpected days off…
—The New York Times
Kirkus Reviews
A young boy anticipates the arrival of a snowstorm bearing gifts: days without school. "Wonderful, amazing, we-can't-go snow." Laminack generates the increasingly hopeful energy to a fever pitch: "No alarm clock ringing. No one saying, ‘Time to get up.' No one shouting, ‘Hurry or you'll be late!' No school!" He'll snuggle with his family under a blanket and drink hot chocolate and watch TV. And they'll hit the slopes and sled. And they'll build a snow fort with a zillion snowballs and a snowman. Maybe read a book, too. Gustavson creates a festive mood with his oil illustrations, so luxurious and ample they feel like bundles of winter clothing, topped with bright scarves. Then it's off to bed with the same relish that attends Christmas Eve. Except, Christmas is never a no-show, like the great blows the hyperventilating weather forecasters predict. No time to deflate, though-got to get ready for school. Here Laminack throws in his sweet twist: It isn't the young boy narrating but the father. "I can't be late! I'm the teacher!" Should have known. What kid ever heard an alarm clock? (Picture book. 4-8)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781561454181
  • Publisher: Peachtree Publishers, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 9/28/2007
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 190,039
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Lexile: 350L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 9.50 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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  • Posted November 12, 2008


    Ahh¿ The sweet sound of the meteorologist telling everyone it is going to snow tonight. This is exactly what the little boy in this story hears. He hears those magic words, and his mind begins to wonder and imagine all of the kinds of things he can do in the snow tomorrow. It will snow so much that the busses will not be able to go through the roads, and he will not have to be awaken to the alarm clock. Most of all he goes on to say all of the kinds of wonderful things you can do on a snow day; from staying late in your pjs to sledding down hills. Then to his dismay he awakes, and sees everyone bundled up in their coats and backpacks. Then the author Mr. Laminack puts a twist on the story when the characters have to rush to get ready because the narrator was actually the father who is the teacher! I loved the twist at the end because deep down everyone at any age still wants a snow day.

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