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Parents' Guide to

Big Snow

By Terreece Clarke, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Delightful tale of a child eagerly awaiting first snowfall.

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BIG SNOW by Jonathan Bean is a beautifully drawn, well-told story that captures the imagination of a young child consumed by his thoughts of snow. The quick pace of the book mirrors the anxiety of the title character as he spends each moment -- no matter the task -- focused on when the snow's going to come. There are laugh-out-loud moments as David repeatedly dashes outside to check the progress of the weather, leaving his mother covered in bubbles or scooping up flour in his wake.

Parents and kids alike can identify with this book even if they haven't grown up in a wintry climate. Who hasn't built a new world from sheets or imagined another landscape in a tub full of bubbles? Big Snow is a great read for preschoolers and early readers.

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