The Iciest, Diciest, Scariest Sled Ride Ever!
What do seven kids do on a cold winter day when rain and sleet have created a thick crust of ice on top of the snow? It's so slick and icy that sledding seems impossible—almost. Lizzie and her friends convince her grandfather to let them try to push his old-fashioned travis sled, a long, bench-like sled on runners, uphill so they can fly downhill, down the highest, mightie...more
Hardcover, 36 pages
Published November 9th 2012 by Islandport Press
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After sleet and snow have created a thick crust of ice on the ground, what are Lizzie and her friends going to do? It’s almost impossible to even walk on the stuff! They slide downhill on their backs and it was a lot of fun, but they wanted to really find a good place to slide. Snow saucers just spun on the ice, and that’s when Lizzie remembered the sled with metal runners that her grandpa had, a travis sled with an extra long seat. Grandpa remembered his own childhood when they were able to sle...more
I love the idea for this book--a sled full of kids sliding down a steep, icy hill. Should be fun, playful, suspenseful, but it didn't read that way to me. The author is a delightful storyteller/humorist and this sounded like a tale she'd tell to grown-ups. It needed to be edited to give it more kid-appeal--cut back on the number of words, add more fun and fiction to this story that really happened to the author so as to exaggerate the drama and suspense, and add some word play (which the title i...more
What do seven kids do on a cold winter day when rain and sleet have created a thick crust of ice on top of the snow? It's so slick and icy that sledding seems impossible-almost. Lizzie and her friends convince her grandfather to let them try to push his old-fashioned travis sled, a long, bench-like sled on runners, uphill so they can fly downhill, down the highest, mightiest, iciest sledding hill off Old Mountain Road. New Hampshire storyteller Rebecca Rule brings her trademark wry sense of New...more
Great specificity (the three LaPierres, the two Pattys) and a nice little slice of life story. A good model for kids for rounding out a narrative with different types of details: who was there, what did people say, what did it feel like, what did you see?
Nov 29, 2012 Dolly rated it 3 of 5 stars Recommends it for: parents reading with their children
This is a humorous, nostalgic story about an exciting sledding adventure. The narrative is actually quite long and younger children may lose interest. But the illustrations are colorful and fun and the story is entertaining.