I guess you've noticed that I've been rather focused on the snow theme recently. Well, the kids are rather taken with these books, most likely because we've been experiencing an unusual amount of snow and ice. In fact, we've been home for a whole week thanks to the beautiful winter precipitation. And the kids just can't get enough of it! I have to bribe them with hot cocoa and popcorn to come inside (which I need to restock).
Snow by Uri Shulevitz (c. 1998) received a Caldecott Honor in 1999. Here's a book that's a study in contrasts. With surprisingly few words, the illustrations drive the story, beginning with the cover. The kids also enjoy the whimsical in the fairy tale bookstore characters floating down to join the boy's snow celebration. They also rush to be the first to count those first falling snowflakes. What's your favorite part of Uri Shulevitz's Snow?