Big Snow begins with an imaginative little boy who is anticipating a big winter snow storm. In David’s mind, the more snow that comes, the better it will be. As he precociously helps his mother around the house everything makes him think of snow; the suds from scrubbing the tub, the crisp white sheets while making the bed. He uses his imagination all while intermittently checking the weather station for the storms progress. After David drifts off into a nap, he wakes to see that the snow storm has past and has left a beautiful blanket of snow just as astonishing as in his dream.
Most of us know as children the delicious anticipation of waiting for a good snow storm to blow through your neighborhood. If you have not had the pleasure of waiting for snow, this book captures the exact essence of those feelings. Its warm and cozy illustrations and thoughtful dialogue puts you right in David’s shoes and gets you ready for a “big snow”. This book is recommended for preschool ages and up.
Annette (Davis Library)