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ratings:
4/5 (7 ratings)
Length:
37 pages
2 minutes
Released:
Dec 5, 2017
ISBN:
9780547545073
Format:
Book

Description

Cynthia Rylant’s lyrical descriptions of the sights and feelings evoked by falling snow blend gorgeously with the rich and beautiful world created by Lauren Stringer’s illustrations, in which a young girl, her friend, and her grandmother enjoy the many things a snowy day has to offer.

Released:
Dec 5, 2017
ISBN:
9780547545073
Format:
Book

About the author

Cynthia Rylant is a Newbery medalist and the author of many acclaimed books for young people. She's well known for her popular characters for early readers, including Mr. Putter & Tabby and Henry & Mudge. She lives in the Pacific Northwest. www.cynthiarylant.com.    


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  • (5/5)
    Love this book. Book tells of all of the great features and things that happens on a snowy day. It also depicts that as snow, nothing last forever except memories
  • (2/5)
    Maybe I'm just overwhelmed by Rylant's fantasies of a perfectly wholesome world, but I just don't think this is one of her most valuable works.
  • (4/5)
    Snow is a wonderful seasonal book. The story was simple and descriptive. The illustrations were wonderful and went with the story perfectly. The colors were great, and I enjoyed the hidden faces in things like the car covered in snow. The illustrations gave life to the simple story. My favorite description was the part about the snow that falls silently in the night. It truly describe the feelings you get in the morning waking up to a fresh covering of snow. The picture of the shy snow friend was beautiful. I would recommend this book to all children, maybe for an after Thanksgiving weekend read aloud. Maybe this would get them excited for the snow and wild weather to come.
  • (5/5)
    Teachers and students alike gaze out a school window with a special excitement when the first snowflake falls. Cynthia Rylant’s Snow manages to capture that same joy while intertwining the silence and poetry of snow. From a light dusting to “fat, cheerful flakes,” a spectrum of emotion and memories are woven into the description of this sentimental weather. Rylant’s own love for snow from her Appalachian childhood is evident throughout. The rhythm of the eloquent word choice and pace often follows the fluidity of snowstorm itself. The movement in the text is beautifully accompanied in acrylics by Lauren String, who was inspired by her own snowy childhood. Children will easily identify with catching snowflakes on their tongue, bundling up and taking a roll down a blanketed hill. Grab the hot chocolate, sit by the fire, and get lost in Rylant’s blizzard of descriptive language in Snow. Great choice for an introduction to personification and metaphor in the winter months. A further lesson in living in the moment and enjoying what is before you while it is near is also implied. For snow, like so many things, does not last forever. (K-3)
  • (4/5)
    There are several reasons I like "Snow." First, the story is a really great read for any young child that loves snow! This book can relate to young children, who are always hoping for a snow day and the fun that comes along with it. But this book also pushes readers to really think about different families. The main character lives at home with what appears to be just her grandmother. Second, the illustrations enhance the style of the written text by portraying the story well. There are beautiful snowflakes, and most illustrations are drawn from an above view perspective. This gives the reader feelings of a wintery blizzard happening right outside! Finally, the writing is very different from other children’s books. The grade level equivalent is 4.5, but the interest level is K-2. The writing is complex, using multiple similes and metaphors. For example, “The best snow is the snow that comes softly in the night, like a shy friend afraid to knock, so she thinks she’ll just wait in the yard until you see her.” The big idea of this book is about enjoying a wonderful snow day with family and friends.
  • (4/5)
    This book has great graphics that could introduce a nature topic- not only it's beauty but the wonder of symmetry in snowflakes, and the effects of how snow falls on trees and the ground. It also uses some really informative descriptive words that allows readers to picture the setting, even without looking at the pictures.
  • (3/5)
    Snow follows the popular children's literature trend of children playing in the snow, but it succeeds in making a good story. Students will love the images.Students will enjoy listening to the descriptions of snow, especially during the winter months.