Thursday, December 14, 2017

WHEN THE SNOW FALLS by Linda Booth Sweeney / Book Review #WhenTheSnowFalls

By: Linda Booth Sweeney
Illustrated by: Jana Christy
Published by: Putnam
Released on: October 10th, 2017 
Ages: 3 & up 
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Rating: 4 Owlets
A copy of this book was provided by the publisher in exchange for my honest review

A snow-day journey with Grandma highlights all of the beauty, magic, and fun of winter.

With sparkling flakes calling from outside, this sister and brother bundle up for an outdoor adventure with Grandma. In the hushed woods, they see and hear wildlife thriving under a new blanket of snow.  In the bustle of town, they help their grateful Grandpa dig out. Then, it’s time to get sledding!

Snowy scenes capture the beauty of freshly fallen snow, and the lyrical verse delights in the magic of playing in the snow and the warm comfort of family.

A delightful wintery read. This heartwarming story features all the fun that a snow day brings with it. There's so much to do when it snows! Each page illustrates that fun. Told in rhyme, and paired with cheerful, and bright illustrations, makes for a picture book we'd definitely recommend picking up this winter. 

We really enjoyed the story, and loved that the illustrations feature all the fun this diverse family has on their snow day. From a farm, to the country, the woods, a bustling city, the warmth of home and more. This story had us wishing we could share in this family's snow day fun. 

I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves. ~ Anna Quindlen

Good children's literature appeals not only to
the child in the adult, but to the adult in the child.
~ Anonymous ~