Purpose of this Blog...

You may have noticed that not all books are equal in capturing children's imaginations and in cultivating those innocent, tender souls. My goal is to help you find the ones that do!
(Painting by Mary Cassatt: "Mrs Cassatt Reading to her Grandchildren" -1888)

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

A Snowy Book That Will Warm Your Heart

It never fails.

The rest of the U.S. seems to be under piles of snow - while here in Southern California the Santa Ana Winds kick up and we get 80-degree temperatures!

 Growing up in Illinois and then Tennessee, I know how challenging everyday life can be with all that comes with snow and ice, but I do love it!

So I'm going to the snow today!  

As scheduled, with the sun shining brightly out my window and an 80-degree (now gentle) wind blowing, I'm typing up this post about an enchanting story, When It Snows, the debut picture book (new for the U.S. this year) from British artist, Richard Collingridge. For ages 2-6.
A little boy and his teddy bear go on an adventure.  Follow them through this book to experience the magic that happens "when it snows"...
The boy travels to some wondrous places, and the "Queen of Poles" even takes him to the North Pole (note: this book is really more about snow than Christmas). 

The story and illustrations are very dreamlike, and in the end the boy (along with the child reading the book) realizes he can go there everyday...

Go here for my other posts of favorite "snow books".

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