Monday, December 9, 2013

Winter is For Snow - Robert Neubecker

Illustrated by the author
2013 Disney/Hyperion
HC $16.99
32 pages
Goodreads rating: 3.49 (41 ratings)
My rating: 4.5
Endpapers:  White with lots of pale blue snowflakes
Title Page: The same illustrations as the endpapers, except the background is pale, pale blue and the snowflakes are white.  The preceeding page is cool - 9 windows, 3/3, with various stages of a snowstorm.
Illustrations:  Really cool - every inch of the page is covered (much of it with.....snowflakes!)

1st line:  Winter is for snow!    No.

My comments:  Ah - this is a good one!  A happy brother who loves the snow and everything surrounding it, and a grumpy sister who doesn't care for it at all - until the end.  Their words are in different colors (blue and read) and the four-line stanzas all gently rhyme.  Super book!

GoodreadsIn a rambunctious ode to everything winter, two siblings explore a snowy wonderland . . . and end up in the cozy warmth of family. Delve into Robert Neubecker's expressive and rejuvenating illustrations that celebrate snow and the coziness of friends and family at home. Only Robert Neubecker's magic touch could make kids love winter this much.

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