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MILLIONS OF SNOWFLAKES by Mary McKenna Siddals

MILLIONS OF SNOWFLAKES

By Mary McKenna Siddals (Author) , Elizabeth Sayles (Illustrator)

Age Range: 2 - 6

Pub Date: Sept. 21st, 1998
ISBN: 0-395-71531-8
Publisher: Clarion

Siddals (Tell Me a Season, 1997) again looks to nature for inspiration in her tale of seasonal delight. This simple counting story celebrates a child’s wonderment at the marvel of a snowfall. “Two little snowflakes get in my eyes./Blink! Blink! What a surprise!” Beginning with one lone flake falling on a child’s nose, the gentle verse explores the various destinations of one, two, and more snowflakes, from nose to tongue, chin, and hand. “Millions of snowflakes in my hair./Snowflakes falling everywhere!” Moving from the first depiction of a solitary snowflake and gradually enlarging the focus to encompass the final full-page blizzard, Sayles’s pastel illustrations deftly capture the essence of a child’s pleasure in snow. Using delicate hues and softly drawn images, she recreates the quietude of a world blanketed in white. A sparkling salute to the frosty season. (Picture book. 2-6)