SOME SNOW SAID HELLO by Russell Hoban
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SOME SNOW SAID HELLO

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The authors of The Song in My Drum (1962, p. 55, J 21) and other artistic books, here gently poke fun at two small girls and their brother who are complaining about their nothing-to-do situation; the snow is wet, and there is nothing to do but argue (You kicked me-- You hit me-- You made her cry). The authors understand the delightful wrong-reasoning of children, as shown in the questions they ask each other--the answers they give (Can't a cake be cut into quarters or dollars? Does a hot dog have to be named Frank?). Even contemporaries of these three may catch the satirical overtones in the brief, pointed conversation. A gloomy day becomes nice when the children pull on large boots and heavy clothing to go outside and play-- to sled and build a snowman. The illustrations, like the carefully written text, seem perfect, capturing both the wondrous and comical aspects of the children's world. A spontaneous, alive picture of sibling fumbles, stumbles,--and close comradeship, which both adults and children will appreciate.
Pub Date: May 22nd, 1963
Publisher: Harper & Row
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 1st, 1963




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