Sunday, July 12, 2009

Hooray for Snow!

Kazuo Iwamura

Squirrels, Mick, Mack, and Molly woke up to find snow in the forest and the two brothers and sister ran outside in their pajamas to play outside. Quickly they were called back inside by their parents to put on warm clothes and get a warm breakfast. Their Papa said it was too cold to play in the snow with them. Their Mama said she had too much work to play in the snow with them.

Tugging on their sled, the three squirrels discovered it was harder then they thought and really needed their Papa's help. Finally engaging Papa's help in pulling the sled, Mick, Mack, and Molly had a great sled ride through the snowy forest.

Eventually, the three squirrels were dumped into a snowdrift, and their Papa began laughing. This got him involved in the sled riding, where he also was dumped into a snowdrift. Soon, all the squirrels were in need of more help and Papa engaged the Mama in the sled ride. At the end, they all shouted "Hooray for Snow!"

This book is very simplistic and the text is not engaging by itself. The colorful illustrations make the story.

BIBLIO: 2008, North-South Books Inc., Ages 5 to 7, $15.95
REVIEWER: Debby Willett
FORMAT: Picture Book
ISBN: 978-0-7358-2219-1
REVIEWED FOR: Children’s Literature, Online Version, 5/09

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