GOOD MORNING, SNOWPLOW! by Deborah Bruss

GOOD MORNING, SNOWPLOW!

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Age Range: 3 - 6
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KIRKUS REVIEW

In winter, as the farms and town go to sleep, the snowplow driver is just waking up.

Night is falling, and so is the snow. Readers say goodnight to the town but not the snowplow driver and his dog. The driver prepares the snowplow and checks all the parts; then he drops the plow blade and turns on his lights to begin his night of work. Following the route of a snowplow, readers see the ins and outs of driving in snow. As the sun begins to rise, the roads are clear, and it is time for the driver to sleep. In rhyming couplets, Bruss introduces readers to the vocabulary of snowplows and driving in the snow. The text is written in the second person, speaking to the driver and the snowplow and encouraging them on through the night. The illustrations are beautifully made with multiple media, creating different textures that both pop and add depth. Strong lines describe the town, vehicles, and people, but the snow is made to look soft and fluffy. Delicate and detailed snowflakes are stamped over the images to create the effect of snow falling. This book shines light on a lesser-known occupation and gives recognition to the hard work done to keep our roads clear and safe in the snow. The snowplow driver has brown skin and straight, black hair.

A great addition to any big-machines collection. (Picture book. 3-6)

Pub Date: Oct. 30th, 2018
ISBN: 978-1-338-08949-3
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Levine/Scholastic
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 1st, 2018




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