Written by Deborah Kerbel
Illustrated by Miki Sato
Pajama Press — Fall 2020
From 2 to 5 | 24 pages
First snow, surprise snow:
Nature’s sparkly magic show
Sparkling rhyme and unique collage illustrations celebrate all the activities snow makes possible for preschoolers and all the emotions it inspires.
For small children, snow is a wonder. It sparkles and glitters. It transforms the outside world.
Every kind of snow brings its own magic. It invites snow angels, skating, fort-building, and snowballs. Even blizzard days are exciting, when routines are overturned and everyone bands together to clear the snow away. For the youngest among us, winter is magical.
Awards and Honours:
Finalist in the IBBY Canada Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Canadian Picture Book Award (2020)
Winner of the Northern Lights Book Award: Board Book Category (2020)
CBC Books: “The best Canadian picture books of 2020” selection
Open Book: “Beyond the Claus: Winter & Holiday Reading Recommendations That Go Beyond Just Christmas” selection
“Kerbel’s couplets include both concrete details and more poetic abstractions. Sato’s deceptively simple illustrations are almost tangible in their layers, showcasing an array of stitches, paper finishes, and fabric surfaces, and depicting an inclusive cast.”
— Publishers Weekly
“The colorful collage illustrations strongly utilize texture to create depth and visual interest. The materials used to create the outerwear and accessories are especially realistic and invite closer inspection…. A playful celebration of wintry weather.”
— Kirkus Reviews
“Snow Days walks through the magic of winter in charming rhyming couplets. Meticulous paper and fabric cutouts form illustrations that seem to leap off of the page…”
— Foreword Reviews