Kid Lit Review of “Snow” by Uri Shulevitz

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Uri Shulevitz, illustrator as well as author, fills his pages with many charming details that will delight readers with careful eyes. He is much like Sendak in that regard, and indeed, the people in this book look quite “Sendakian.”

The story is simple, but full of magic. A young boy is excited to see snowflakes start to fall, but the grumpy adults in the town pooh-pooh the idea that it will amount to anything.

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Meanwhile, the snow keeps coming:

“circling and swirling,
spinning and twirling,
dancing, playing,
there, and there,
floating, floating through the air,
falling falling everywhere.”

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The boy, his dog, and the characters from The Mother Goose Bookshop who have come alive all dance together in a joyful celebration of the snow, and of the miraculous change that snow effects on the world.

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Evaluation: This award-winning book is a delightful way to share the enchantment of the first big snowfall with the preschool set.

Rating: 4/5

Published by Farrar Straus Giroux, 1998; Boardbook edition 2012

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5 Responses to Kid Lit Review of “Snow” by Uri Shulevitz

  1. sandynawrot says:

    Or the not-so-preschool set! Never mind the snowflake, I’d give my left arm for weather in the 50’s.

  2. jama says:

    This looks utterly charming and magical! Love the grandfather with beard :).

  3. This book looks delightful! My son loves books with detailed illustrations.

  4. That’s how I like my snow – in a book! That looks gorgeous!

  5. stacybuckeye says:

    This is a must have for me! I’m sick of all of our winter books already and I know Gage would love it (and I love the vocabulary).

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