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Waiting for Winter by Sebastian Meschenmoser
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Dec 11, 09

bookshelves: picturebooks, childrens, wishlist
Recommended for: Ages 3--9 for lap sharing, 5+ for storytimes.
Read in November, 2009

Squirrel has never seen snow, so he decides to wait and watch for this “white and wet and cold and soft” stuff… But it still hasn’t snowed a few minutes later, and squirrel starts having trouble staying awake. His frantic efforts to stay awake with exercise and then sea shanties rouse first Hedgehog, then Bear, both of whom are also captivated by the idea of seeing snow. When one of them suggests that maybe the first snow has already fallen, they set off in search of something that matches the deer’s description, and find a discarded toothbrush, an old sock and an empty can. When real snow actually begins to fall, though, they’re enchanted. The scratchy charcoal and pencil illustrations work best one-on-one or with smaller groups, especially as some pages are wordless. The book is deliciously charming and humorous.
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