A whimsical title from the author of How I Learned Geography. In this simple story, hurried adults pay no attention to the falling snow, but a little boy and his dog watch and wait eagerly for snow to "amount to something". When it does, they run out and thoroughly enjoy it!
read this on the first snowy day of winter, when kids can relate to the
boy's excitement. The
quirky illustrations are a delight! The story is simple and
the text is sparse, but the experience is "pure
enchantment from start to finish." (Publisher's Weekly)
- Caldecott Honor 1999
- American Library Association Notable Children's Book
- New York Times Outstanding Books of the Year
- Society of Children's Book Illustrator's Golden Kite Award
- Booklist Best Children's Books of the Year List
- Publisher's Weekly Best Children's Books of the Year List
- School Library Journal Best Children's Books of the Year List
Interest Level: K-Gr. 1 Grade Equivalent: 1.5 Lexile Measure: 220L
Below are sample pages (not in order, just a sampling). As you can see, the text is minimal and the emphasis is on the quirky, whimsical illustrations.
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