SNOW DAY by Daniel Peddle

SNOW DAY

Age Range: 4 - 9
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KIRKUS REVIEW

Peddle debuts with a small, wordless epiphany that flows like an animated short. A low winter sun first lights a child building a snowman, then, after a gloriously starry night, returns to transform it—to melt it. Leaving most of each page untouched, Peddle assembles a minimum of accurately brushed pictorial elements for each scene: the builder; the snow figure; their lengthening shadows; the rising sun’s coruscating circle in the penultimate picture; a scatter of sticks, coal, and a carrot in the final one. Most children will still prefer The Snowy Day, but others may find layers of meaning beneath the story’s deceptive simplicity. (Picture book. 4-9)

Pub Date: Jan. 1st, 2000
ISBN: 0-385-32693-9
Page count: 28pp
Publisher: Doubleday
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Dec. 15th, 1999