BEA'S BOOK NOOK "I can't imagine a man really enjoying a book and reading it only once." C. S. Lewis “If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.” ― Oscar Wilde

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Review of When It Snows by Richard Collingridge

Publisher: Feiwel and Friends
Format Read: Hardcover
Source: Public library
Release Date: August 27, 2013
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Blurb from goodreads:

When it snows, magic happens. Follow a boy and his teddy bear on a wondrous snowy adventure which will lead readers of all ages to a surprising place.

Bea's Thoughts:

A surprising place indeed. I thought I knew where the story was going but it did in act surprise me and pleasantly so. A little boy and his teddy bear go adventuring and along the way, there are polar bears, elves (looking very Germanic or maybe Nordic), a queen, reindeer, and fairies. The text is simple and gives a sense of the boy's joy and wonder. 

The pictures are darkish, wonderfully detailed, and convey a sense of majesty in certain scenes. My one complaint about the illustrations is that the snow looks sand; it feels as if we're in a desert except for the animals and the vegetation. I love the cover illustration, in fact that's what caught my interest initially. The look of wonder on the boy's face, the teddy bear, the colors, and the details, just lovely.

This would be a good book children three years old and up and is a nice addition to Christmas stories. 

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  1. I'll have to keep an eye out for this! Even with my daughter grown up, I still love Christmassy/wintery picture books.

  2. Great book for Library "Story Time" -- thanks for the review!


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