White Snow, Bright Snow

  • Title: White Snow, Bright Snow
  • Author: Alvin Tresselt
  • Illustrator: Roger Duvoisin
  • Publisher: Scholastic
  • Publication year: 1947
  • Brief Summary: From HarperCollins: “The classic Caldecott Medal–winning picture book about a neighborhood transformed by a delightful snowfall, from the legendary picture book duo Alvin Tresselt and Roger Duvoisin.”
  • Ideas for using this book in classroom or library – Perhaps in a kindergarten class, while children are learning about the weather and the seasons, this book could be of use. Definitely in pre-school through kindergarten, this could be still be of use. The descriptive writing on its on is still worth reading this one aloud. However, as I’ve said in some of my previous posts, I still would bring up the question of weeding. This book was written in 1947 and of course, much has changed since its publication.
  • Whatever additional notes you’d like to add about this book and why you liked or didn’t like it. – The illustrations are still quite visually striking even today. The use of reds and yellows are juxtaposed to the black and white of the sky and snow. This book is still useful in a lot of ways, the farmer, the policemen and the children who play in the snow are still realities evidenced today.

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