Book Reviews: When It Snows by Richard Collingridge & Big Snow by Jonathan Bean

Posted December 27, 2013 by Melissa in Book Review | 5 Comments


Title: When It Snows
Author:Richard Collingridge
Age Group:  Childrens
Pages: 32
Publisher:Feiwel & Friends \Macmillan
Publication Date: August 27th 2013
Available Formats: Hardcover, E-book
Find it: Goodreads
Buy it: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | The Book Depository
Source: Publisher


When it snows, magic happens. Follow a boy and his teddy bear on a wondrous snowy adventure which will lead readers of all ages to a surprising place.

My Thoughts

A young boy takes a fantastic journey through the snow, past a village of snowmen, through a dark forest and into the enchanted land of the North pole filled with elves, fairies and reindeer.  The small twist at the end of the story will tug on the heartstrings of every bookworm.

This children’s book is pure magic: from the simple language to the amazingly gorgeous illustrations…you’ll want to keep flipping through the pages to see what else has been captured by this amazing illustrator.

Title: Big Snow
Author: Jonathan Bean
Age Group:  Childrens
Pages: 32
Publisher:Farrar, Straus and Giroux\Macmillan
Publication Date:  September 24th 2013
Available Formats: Hardcover, E-book
Find It: Goodreads
Buy It: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | The Book Depository
Source:  Publisher


“An excited and frustrated boy watches hopefully as wintry weather develops slowly into a ‘big snow.’

My Thoughts

Very cute tale of a small boy anticipating a “Big Snow.” His mother tries and almost succeeds in keeping him busy while the snow starts to fall outside.  When Dad finally gets home, the boy gets his wish as they all go outside to have fun in the snow.

Cute and for me very nostalgic type illustrations accompany this tale and the addition of a lovely ginger cat on most of the pages charmed me completely. A cute fun tale for little ones reinforcing the need for patience and the understanding of it’s lack in little ones easily distracted and anticipating fun.


Were They Worth My Time?

4 Timepieces each!

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