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Author: Uri Shulevitz
Illustrator: Uri Shulevitz
Publisher: Square Fish, an imprint of Macmillan Publishing Group
Publication year: 1998
Brief Summary: From Macmillan-“No one thinks one or two snowflakes will amount to anything. Not the man with the hat or the lady with the umbrella. Not even the television or the radio forecasters. But one boy and his dog have faith that the snow will amount to something spectacular, and when flakes start to swirl down on the city, they are also the only ones who know how to truly enjoy it.”
Ideas for using this book in classroom or library –Here is another picture book that can used when young children are learning about the weather and the different aspects of weather. After reading the book, this could lead to a discussion on what do the children like about the snow, or do they have a favorite season?
Whatever additional notes you’d like to add about this book and why you liked or didn’t like it–The illustrations start off grey and then build into a snowy wonderland with each page. There is a bit of the imaginative in the illustrations as the characters in the Mother Goose bookstore front come alive and play with the protagonist and his dog. I also like that there was a lot of movement words, like circling, twirling, dancing etc. I think these words go along way to making this book full of wonder and imagination.