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Cold Snap

by Eileen Spinelli

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This book is about the small town of Toby Mills and how they go through a major cold front. Day by day, the ice, the snow, the temperature kept getting worse and worse. The townspeople were out of ideas on how to raise the temperature of the town- everyone was FREEZING! Through the book, you see the town come together to think of ways that they can make Toby Mills go back to normal. At the end, they all climb up to the top of the mountain and make a MAJOR bonfire. This heats up the entire town and saves Toby Mills from their icy weather!

Genre: Fantasy
  KaylaAnn715 | Apr 18, 2015 |
After awhile, the illustrations with all the wonderful details started to remind me of Katy and the Big Snow. I love how almost every single thing mentioned in the text was there in the pictures somewhere (the only things I couldn't see were the thermometer at zero and the doughnuts at the bonfire). ( )
  MelissaZD | Dec 31, 2013 |
After awhile, the illustrations with all the wonderful details started to remind me of Katy and the Big Snow. I love how almost every single thing mentioned in the text was there in the pictures somewhere (the only things I couldn't see were the thermometer at zero and the doughnuts at the bonfire). ( )
  MelissaZD | Dec 31, 2013 |
The illustrations really elevate this title from a fairly innocuous picture book to something more beautiful. The story tells the tale of a town experiencing a cold snap - it's getting colder and colder every day; the icicles are getting longer and longer; people start wearing more and more layers; etc etc. The story goes on to tell how people attempt to stay warm in the increasingly bad weather and ends with a big bonfire organized by the mayor.

I enjoyed the flat perspective, folk-artish style of the illustrations. The colors are vibrant, the sense of movement is surprisingly lively given the flat perspective, and the illustrator does a really good job of contrasting the shivery coldness of the outdoors scenes with the bright warmth of things like ovens, lighted windows, steaming bathtubs, etc. ( )
  allawishus | Dec 14, 2013 |
There is a cold spell in a town and the community tries several things to warm up but nothing seeing to help. The mayors wife has a big bonfire and the whole town gets together and they are finally warm. This is a good book to have in the classroom to teach students about sharing and community. This is suitable for grades 1 and 2.
  Kitrina | Nov 13, 2013 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0375857001, Hardcover)

It's snowy cold in the town of Toby Mills. The thermometer is sinking toward zero, and the icicle hanging from the nose of General Toby's statue is growing closer to the ground. The newspaper headline reads "COLD SNAP!" The people of the town are losing hope—and the feeling in their toes—until the mayor's wife saves the day with a toasty treat.

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A cold snap has everyone in the town of Toby Mills feeling down, until the mayor's wife thinks of a way to warm things up again.

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