First Snow, surprise snow:
Nature’s sparkly magic show
Second snow sticks around
Time for angels on the ground
Snow Days is about the magic of winter through the eyes of a child. With each page, children are seen taking part in various winter activities, such as skating, making snow angels, and building snow forts. Instead of depicting winter as sad and cold, winter is described as a wondrous season filled with many opportunities to enjoy the outside, even when there is a blizzard. Different types of snow mean different things. Packing snow is perfect for making snowballs and Christmas snow is all about the lights and festivities.
The book, itself, is designed with thick pages, rounded corners and a padded cover, perfect for little hands. Kerbel’s rhyming text in Snow Days is paired with Sato’s three-dimensional illustrations that were created from a variety of materials and textures and which seem real enough to touch. Young readers will become excited for the first snow of the year with this delightful story.
Julia Pitre is a children’s librarian with London Public Library in London, Ontario.