Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Perfect Snow by Barbara Reid

Some days in winter you will wake up and find it - a perfect snow. Some dream of snow forts, some of snow men, some of snowball fights (but not at school). A perfect snow means an opportunity to create something really great. When Scott and Jim wake up one morning and see a perfect snow, they know it's going to be a good day.

Reading this book in June was a great idea, because I was able to enjoy the snow without cursing it (like I might have done if I'd read this book in the winter). Perfect Snow brought back a number of reminiscences from elementary school; I can't describe it, but looking at the Plasticine pictures even triggered a smell memory of art class. I loved how Barbara Reid connected the Plasticine scenes with drawings (for the first time) - this is a beautiful book, and well worthy of the 2010 Amelia Francis Howard-Gibbon Award for Illustration.

Find it at IndieBound.

Read it with:
The Subway Mouse by Barbara Reid
Waiting for Winter by Sebastian Meschenmosher
Snow Dance by Peggy Thomas

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