Illustrated by Miki Sato
Published by Pajama Press
*2020 IBBY Canada Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Canadian Picture Book Award Finalist*
First snow, surprise snow:
Nature’s sparkly magic show
For small children, snow is a wonder. It sparkles and glitters. It transforms the outside world. Every kind of snow brings its own magic. It invites snow angels, skating, fort-building, and snowballs. Even blizzard days are exciting, when routines are overturned and everyone bands together to clear the snow away. For the youngest among us, winter is magical.
In Snow Days, author Deborah Kerbel captures that magic with nimble couplets that celebrate every kind of winter pleasure. Illustrator Miki Sato’s fascinating textural collage art looks intimately touchable. She recreates the coziness and spectacle of the season in paper, felt, and embroidery silk, creating masterpieces that invite readers to look again and again.
“Simple rhyming couplets explore the myriad experiences snowfall brings, from the revelatory joy of the first snow to the somber goodbye of winter. A playful celebration of wintry weather.”
“The magic of winter in charming rhyming couplets.”
"Poetic...affirms the experiences of young winter veterans, while also being instructional for little newcomers..."
"Snow Days is a fun picture book that will have young children looking forward to this exciting time."
"Highly Recommended. Young readers will become excited for the first snow of the year with this delightful story."
"An ode to different kinds of snow and all the wonders, activities, fun and changes that the snow offers and brings. With Miki Sato’s gorgeous and cheerful multi-textured, paper collage images (be sure take a close-up look at the snowflakes!) and Deborah Kerbel’s precise and lively rhythmic couplets, Snow Days is a snuggly, bouncy and softly reflective reading experience- and one that is truly perfect for reading aloud."
"Miki Sato's three-dimensional illustrations, created with cut-paper collage, reflects Deborah Kerbel's textured text, making us feel the iciness of packed snow and the dampness of mittens, amidst the piles of different snows."
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