Little Owl’s Snow is pretty much what you see is what you get. Divya Srinivasan’s character, Little Owl, wants to explore the winter forest. Yet, as many of his friends have gone off to hibernate, Little Owl is doing this solo. And of course, in due time, Owl starts missing them. Spring cannot come soon enough for him. However, the slight twist to this story is Spring does not come by the end of the book. Owl still must wait awhile longer. This is unusual since during a book one usually sees the seasons unfold: first Autumn (you see this at the start of the story), then of course, Winter and finally Spring. (Summer is usually left out unless it starts a story). With Little Owl’s Snow Winter gets some lovin’ throughout the book. And like Mama Owl says at the end, “it is time to enjoy the snow.”
Due to the shorter nature of the actual story, I would love to see this in a large lap-sized board book. However, the traditional hardcover format is also a good format for the story. This could be good to read for a library’s story time, in a classroom or as a one-on-one reader and listener story time.
The illustrations are what really make the story. They are simple yet have an interesting combination of details to move things along. You will find yourself reading the text and images. There is wonderful colors in the right places. It is a visual treat.