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Snow by Uri Shulevitz
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Snow by Uri Shulevitz is a book about a snow day. The little boy and his Dog are watching from the window and witness the very first snow flake fall. The adults around town do not think it will actually snow. Then there are two snowflakes, then three. The radio says there will be no snow, but the boy is still excited! He knows there will be snow despite what the adults around him think. My son really loved this book about snow. He likes the counting of one, two, three snowflakes. He also really enjoyed the use of descriptive rhyming words. ( )
  SarahTrenticosta | Mar 3, 2018 |
In my opinion, this is a great book to read while you are snowed in at home with children as well as if you are discovering seasons with your students! At first, the book starts off with one snowflake then it gradually snows a bit more until at the end, "The whole city is white." The illustrations are amazing and they truly enhance the text. I like how on some pages the pictures cover the whole page. It is almost as if the size of the pictures are describing the boy's mood. (Small when disappointed/people are doubting & large when the boy is excited.) I believe the message to children is even though adults do not believe you or things won't amount to anything, if you truly believe, that is what maters most. ( )
  JEscob | Feb 14, 2018 |
I'm not sure why this book is so appealing, but it is! Simple text, sometimes only one word and yet even as an adult I'm charmed by this book. Whimsical artwork and clever and humorous text.
  wunderlong88 | Dec 21, 2017 |
This book has fantastic artwork and illustrations with fantastical figures and whimsical images. The basic concept of the picture book is that nature follows its own rules without regard to human predictions or human control. Sometimes snow just keeps falling and falling, covering the world in quiet and brilliant beauty.
  Kathrin.McCoy | Nov 9, 2017 |
a fun book about a town that says its not going to snow but it ends up snowing quite hard
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  TUCC | Jan 23, 2017 |
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Uri Shulevitz won a Caldecott Medal for his illustrated edition of Arthur Ransome's The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship, and has won numerous other awards for illustrating his own books. Not surprising, then, that he'd create such a lovely book as Snow, a touching story about childish hope, grumpy pessimistic grownups, and the wonder of snowfall. Will the snow come? (Oh, please?) In the first scene there is none, but the second has--if you can find it--a single flake. Then there are more--but they melt. And then, finally... joy! These are unusually subtle illustrations for a children's book: so many illustrators try to out-do each other with lurid effects and excessive brightness, but many of Shulevitz's exquisite panels are close to monotone. He paints whole cityscapes in a dozen shades of gray, with small human figures who you notice (at second glance) have coats of gray-green, gray-blue, or gray-brown. The adults have tiny Edwardian parasols or handle-bar moustaches. The abstract, atmospheric, folktale effect is heightened by a pared-to-the-bone text, just a few words per page. "'It's nothing,' said man with hat. Then three snowflakes. 'It's snowing,' said boy with dog." Snow perfectly captures the transformative nature of snow and the result is magical. Click to see a sample spread. Illustrations and text ©Uri Shulevitz, reprinted with permission from Farrar, Straus and Giroux. (Ages 3 to 6) --Richard Farr

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As snowflakes slowly come down, one by one, people in the city ignore them, and only a boy and his dog think that the snowfall will amount to anything.

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