In this picture book, a community is shown as it experiences winter from its first snowfall through blizzards and heaps and piles of snow through to the final melting away of the winter’s last snowman.
The story is told from no one’s perspective, but we do see how three people’s jobs – the postman, farmer, and policeman – are affected by the presence of snow. We also see what fun things the children create and do in the snow.
I found this offered a fun balance – it taught children that snow isn’t just pretty white stuff; it affects real live jobs – while also showing kids rushing about sledding and making forts and generally having a hullabaloo of a good time. :)
The colors are heavily saturated yellows and reds which made for a harsh contrast with the white snow. I would have preferred a “winter wonderland” type feel, but this was fine.
Review © 2015 Laura Verret