In the Snow tells the story of a young boy who is excited when he awakens to snow. Eager to have fun, he dresses in warm clothes goes outside with his father. They fill the bird feeder and notice some animal tracks in the fresh snow. The two have a happy, playful relationship and soon get to work and build a huge snowman. Vividly illustrated, In the Snow will be enjoyed best by preschoolers.
Note: the brief mention of animal prints in the snow as well as filling the birdfeeder, provide opportunities for discussion and further exploration.
5.0 out of 5 stars pleasant winter story for children Mar 1 2010
By Wayne S. Walker - Published on Amazon.com
Do you remember the very first time that you ever saw snow? This book tells the joyful story of a little lad who wakes up to find out that it had snowed while he was sleeping. So he puts on his fuzzy hat, long socks, warm mittens, cozy coat, big chunky boots--and, oh yes, his snow pants. Then he and his dad go out and play in the snow. They learn about animal prints and feeding the birds, and they even build a "ginormous" snowman complete with a carrot nose. But what would they use a screwdriver and a wrench for?
Nothing could be more pleasant than a story in which a father romps in the snow with his boy. Basing the book on her own son's adventures and using the same characters as her previous book In the Garden, author and illustrator Peggy Collins combines this pleasant text with vivid artwork to evoke the excitement of a youngster's first snowy day. In addition to being a fun tale that will satisfy children's love for snow stories, In the Snow also encourages an interest in science and nature with the inclusion of backyard animals such as squirrels and rabbits and portrays a loving and warm father-son relationship. I mean, what can be better than going in from the cold for a warm nice and a cuddly snuggle? This book is a real keeper!