Weather watchers predict a big storm; work crews are out at night clearing the heavy snow even while it still falls; children wake to the exhilarating radio announcement of their favorite holiday--but these things are only the beginning of what a major storm entails, as the Maestros make clear. Shovels and snow blowers; plows, sanders, and tow trucks on highways; special sweepers and tank trucks at airports; and even icebreakers in harbors and waterways are all involved in getting back to normal after a heavy fall. The straightforward text here describes what must be done, while the splendid double-spread illustrations bring it all to life. Giulio Maestro's informal style, apparently employing soft pencil and watercolor, is deceptively unassuming. Maestro knows all about snow--how it blows and drifts in the wind and clings to trees, its weight, its shadows, its effect on the sky's color. Excellent beginning nonfiction.