Regardless if it is snowing or not, this time of year I see and occasionally want to read, books about snow. And because it is that time of year, there are all types of books that fit the bill. But two new ones I found recently was, Snow Globe Wishes and Snow Much Fun! Both books are adorable looking but fell a little short for my personal enjoyment. However, I know that there are several people out there who are looking for these exact two stories.
I love the illustrations in Snow Globe Wishes but the story was a bit sugary sweet for me. With that said, Erin Dealey has a book that, for the right reader, is the perfect book to curl up and read to your little one(s). The mixture of family, friendship, togetherness and a bit of magic (the snow kind and maybe the real kind, too) makes it a cozy book. There is a lot to love about it. Yet, as I said, it was Claire Shorrock’s illustrations that grabbed me. They bring out that classic feel of family during the first big snow. And it brings out a modern feeling as well with having a modern family who is biracial. The community also shows a more modern group of people. This is a story that anyone would know and love: being together with loved ones.
And Snow Much Fun! also has that “this was not for me, but for the right reader what a book” feeling. Nancy Siscoe’s story is a sweet story about friends Berry, Ginger and Willow. Berry and Ginger are the more outgoing ones of the group and Willow likes to work herself into it a little slower. But in the end, everyone learns that being together, trying new things (especially with your friends) and that first snowfall is pretty darn special! Sabina Gibson’s art is a flashback to old school felt-toy critters. It is almost like The Lonely Doll by Dare Wright, but for certain, a more modern story/plot. This style of art is a signature style of Gibson.
I love recommending books, especially when I know they will go to a good home, even if mine was not the right home. Therefore, I am recommending to all and hope that this wintery season finds one or more of these books in your hands.