* "Few have the grace and exuberance of this lovely collaboration of Rylant’s evocative words and Stringer’s entrancing paintings.” —Booklist, starred review
Cynthia Rylant’s lyrical descriptions of the sights and feelings evoked by falling snow blend gorgeously with the rich and beautiful world created by Lauren Stringer’s illustrations, in which a young girl, her friend, and her grandmother enjoy the many things a snowy day has to offer.
|Publisher:||Houghton Mifflin Harcourt|
|Product dimensions:||9.50(w) x 12.00(h) x 0.20(d)|
|Age Range:||4 - 7 Years|
About the Author
Cynthia Rylant is a Newbery medalist and the author of many acclaimed books for young people. She's well known for her popular characters for early readers, including Mr. Putter & Tabby and Henry & Mudge. She lives in the Pacific Northwest. www.cynthiarylant.com.
LAUREN STRINGER is the award-winning author and illustrator of Winter is the Warmest Season and the illustrator of many other picture books. She lives with her family in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Visit her at www.laurenstringer.com
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Snow is a wonderful seasonal book. The story was simple and descriptive. The illustrations were wonderful and went with the story perfectly. The colors were great, and I enjoyed the hidden faces in things like the car covered in snow. The illustrations gave life to the simple story. My favorite description was the part about the snow that falls silently in the night. It truly describe the feelings you get in the morning waking up to a fresh covering of snow. The picture of the shy snow friend was beautiful. I would recommend this book to all children, maybe for an after Thanksgiving weekend read aloud. Maybe this would get them excited for the snow and wild weather to come.
Teachers and students alike gaze out a school window with a special excitement when the first snowflake falls. Cynthia Rylant¿s Snow manages to capture that same joy while intertwining the silence and poetry of snow. From a light dusting to ¿fat, cheerful flakes,¿ a spectrum of emotion and memories are woven into the description of this sentimental weather. Rylant¿s own love for snow from her Appalachian childhood is evident throughout. The rhythm of the eloquent word choice and pace often follows the fluidity of snowstorm itself. The movement in the text is beautifully accompanied in acrylics by Lauren String, who was inspired by her own snowy childhood. Children will easily identify with catching snowflakes on their tongue, bundling up and taking a roll down a blanketed hill. Grab the hot chocolate, sit by the fire, and get lost in Rylant¿s blizzard of descriptive language in Snow. Great choice for an introduction to personification and metaphor in the winter months. A further lesson in living in the moment and enjoying what is before you while it is near is also implied. For snow, like so many things, does not last forever. (K-3)
This book was a wonderful book about snow. The illustrations really added to this book and made the book even more enjoyable! This would be a wonderful book for teachers to read to their students when it is supposed to snow the next day or when they are at school and it starts to snow. This book did a good job of telling a little bit about snow while also making the book enjoyable to read! All in all I think this book is a wonderful book that would be perfect to read during winter time. I really enjoyed this book and I would recommend it to anyone!
I read this book to my first graders on a snowy morning. They absolutely loved it. It lead to a great discussion on all the different kinds of snow. Minnesota kids know a lot about snow! Highly recommended.