In this charming question-and-answer story, each animal—from the mouse to the bear—tells us what it will do and where it will go when the snow starts to fall from the sky.
This new big book format emphasizes Phillis Gershator's chant-along verse, which encourages listener participation. The inquisitive text and the dashing illustrations by Martin Matje make this a delightful picture book for reading aloud when the weather gets chilly.
About the Author
Phillis Gershator is a former librarian and the author of several picture books. She collaborated with David Gershator on Bread Is for Eating, a Reading Rainbow Feature Selection. They live in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Martin Matje has illustrated many books for children in his native France. When It Starts to Snow marks his children's book debut in America. He lives with his family in Paris.
“With words that roll off the tongue, pictures of charming woodland inhabitants and a dash of science, this one will have readers raring to go on a snow quest of their own.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review
“The mood and simplicity of expression recall Ezra Jack Keats' The Snowy Day and Ruth Krauss' The Happy Day.” —Booklist
“[A] cozily satisfying lapsit for that toddler fascinated by both snowflakes and animal noises.” —The Bulletin for the Center of Children's Books