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4.16  ·  Rating details ·  4,699 ratings  ·  97 reviews
This classic Beginner Book edited by Dr. Seuss is a delightful ode to winter. Brrrrr! It snowed! From snowball fights and skiing to fort building and snowman making, P. D. Eastman and Roy McKie’s Snow will have young readers eager for the kind of fun only a wintry-white day can bring. Perfect for enjoying with a cup of hot cocoa!

Originally created by Dr. Seuss, Beginner B
Hardcover, Beginner Books, 72 pages
Published October 12th 1962 by Random House (first published 1962)
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This book has an energy to it and a zest for life. I can sure use that zip at the moment. This is an ode to Snow. Not many people are fans of snow. I feel like children love snow and then they grow out of it. I did not grow out of it. I still love snow. We just had a huge snow and I took the kids sledding down a huge hill we have close and it was so much fun. Really fun.

This book is a simple beginning book with 3 colors: red, blue and yellow, with black and white of course. I can feel that sled
Jan 31, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: children
Do you like to build a snowman? Nostalgia strikes when the snow starts to pour.

Mark Surya
This was the first book I ever read.

For a long time, it was also the only book I read. I was the last reader in my class, and when I finally got this one down I committed to it.

I like the talking dog. He was very cute when I was a kid and has somehow become more so over the years. I like the kids. They rib each other in surprisingly snarky ways ("A: 'I want to know do you like snow./ Do you like it, yes or no?' B: 'Oh yes! Oh yes! I do like snow.' / A: *pelting sister* Do you like in your face?'
Nov 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
I am very sentimental about Dr Suess books and the easy beginner reader series as those are the books I learned to read with back in the mid 1960s and I am very pleased to see that many are still in print and there is at least a part of my childhood that has not been swept away in the current selfie generation and social media obsessives.
Dec 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
Great rhyming book about snow!
Hayli Hawkins
Oct 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
One quote I enjoyed was, "The snow out there will come and go, but snow in here, we know. So we will put this snow away and play with it another day." This quote is at the every end of the book when the snow is all melting and they are trying to salvage it by putting it in the freezer. I like this quote because as little kids they don't know that the snow will actually just turn to ice in the freezer. But I love their hope and effort to keep the snow for another day.

One character I loved was th
Kathryn (Dragon Bite Books)
Originally published on my blog, Nine Pages .

This was a very simple story and it employed a lot of repetition—almost a Dick and Jane amount of repetition. Dr. Seuss recruited P. D. Eastman to children’s literature and the rhythm of this book bears a strong resemblance to Seuss’ works. At times the rhyme seemed forced—by which I mean, that in order to rhyme, the sentence was made awkward or bordered on senseless. Some of this manifested in what seemed at the time an odd refusal to name certain
Liane Marie
Oct 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
Category: Hardcover

Age: 1-6+ years

Synopsis: An adorably illustrated book describing all the merry ways to enjoy snow.

Bilingual benefit: “Snow” is part of the Dr. Seuss Beginner Books series intended for new readers. As a new reader book, the simple language rhymes well and has a sing-song rhythm. The book is also a wonderful source of wintry wonderland Americana for a child living abroad…and, especially, for a little one living on the Mediterranean coast of Israel. Where else can a Tel Aviv chi
Eva Kelly
Mar 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
OK, now THESE girls got smart. I bet they learned their lesson from that other snow book about that boy Peter ["Tne Snowy Day"]. Because first of all, they did NOT put their snowballs in their pockets so they melted, but they put it in the FREEZER so they can have snow in the summer!!
This one has lots of stuff in it that the other snow books don't. Like, OK, THREE BIG THINGS! One is there's skis. And two is sleds. And three is snowball battles. In that one book the girl made a snowball and then
Alex  Baugh
Feb 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
Snow is an oldie, but a goodie. It has been a favorite of beginning readers in my house since I began reading, and served my Kiddo well, too. In between, it was passed around from cousin to cousin until the original fell apart and a new one was needed. Written in a simple rhyme, two children and their dog play in the snow - sledding, throwing snowballs, making a snow house and having a snowy picnic in it, and finally building a great big snowman. But when the snow melts, the kids and their dog a ...more
Alexa Vanmeighem
Nov 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
In this fun children’s book a little boy wakes up on day and comes across snow all outside his house. Overjoyed, the little boy puts on his snow gear, and takes his dog outside to go and play in the snow. He also invites his friend outside to play also, and they do a bunch of fun activities together outside. When the sun came out, they knew that the snow was going to start melting, so they took some inside. They put the snow in the freezer to save it, so they have some to play with later on. I r ...more
Sep 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This brilliant classic is perfect for a wintry day and emerging readers discovering vocabulary concerning the winter season. P.D. Eastman's illustrations are stellar, creating a magical world in simple strokes that recall the feeling of tasting snowflakes on one's tongue and racing down hills on sleds. Two children discover the joys of snow with their dog, performing such activities as building a snowman, skiing, sledding, having a snowball fight and building an igloo. McKie creates parallel str ...more
Mario Flores
Aug 10, 2018 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Elementary school-aged children
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Kelsey Klaus
Aug 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: picture-books
a great picture book with many of the same traits we have all come to know and love from Dr. Sues. While it is not written by Dr. Sues, it fits right into his collection. This is a book that is perfect for winter and reading all about they fun times to be had. A great read aloud and a great book for young readers trying to learn sight words and sounding words out, even a great book to just enjoy the pictures.
Dec 02, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2018
Snow is a cute little rhyming book, perfect for the early reader that captures the wonder and fun of snow.
We will call
Our snow man Ned.
But first
He has to have a head. . . .

The sun! That sun!
It came out fast.
Do you think Ned
Is going to last?

Keep that sun
Away from Ned!
That sun is going
To his head. . . .
How can you not just love that?
Dec 09, 2008 rated it it was amazing
i like this book because it is about snow. i like snow too. it was about a girl and a boy they did not know what snow was. they had a snowball fight. they made an angel in the snow. they made a house of snow and had a picnic in the snow. this book was fun to read because i like playing the snow too. when it snow my dad and my sister and i go sledding and have snowball fights.
Dec 18, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: childrens-books
I always loved this book growing up. I still have my copy that my mom saved for me. Growing up in Hawaii I never experienced snow 1st hand so this book was always fun to read and imagine what "real" snow was like.

Since we had a big "snow storm" in Vegas yesterday, we had to get this book out again and read it. Hannah loves this book too.
Alexander The Triumphant
Jan 21, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This book was about snow, and I liked this book because there's snow. And there was two little boys. And first one puppy was out there and then one of the boys went out there, and then the other boy called to the other boy inside the house and then he put his snow suit on and he went outside. And in this book the dog slides on his tail. -by Alexander ...more
Aug 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book was wonderful for my first grader to read with little help from me. She loved the fact that it was such a "long" book and made her feel like a big kid. There is just enough repetition throughout to make it manageable for her level but not too easy. The story itself is fun and exciting and my little one was laughing out loud to herself at the antics of the dog! ...more
Feb 03, 2009 rated it liked it
Shelves: childrens
Considering we live in sunny Florida and have never seen snow, this book is one of my daughter's favorites. ...more
May 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I thought that this was a good book for beginner readers. my daughter enjoyed reading this book. I would recommend this book to others.
Breanna Riley
Jul 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: lib-428
A book about having fun in the snow, with great repetition and easy to read!
Jul 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
Mom read me this book that we borrowed from the library.
Abigail Niemiec
Sep 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Genre: Fiction
Grade: K-2
An amazing ode to the thing we see so often during the Michigan winters.
Laurel L. Perez
Dec 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A cute book about having fun in the snow.
Apr 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A fun rhyming easy reader that I would like better in December, instead of April.
Apr 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
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Tiffany Spencer
Plot: Two kids and their dog go out on a snowy day and do every single thing you can think of to do with snow in a rhyme. They throw it, they ride in a sled, they build a snow fort, they ski, and they build a snowman (which melts at the end of the day). Then they take some snow and save it in their refrigerator.

Rating: 5 This was cute. Tho I admit I’m not the biggest fan of snow days. I’m that person that while everyone is looking out the window like “Come look at the snow!” I’ll take a glan
Nicole Hernandez
Feb 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: poetry-5
This is a really cute rhyming beginners book. A boy wakes up one morning and realizes there is snow outside. He is overjoyed and can not wait to play in it with his friends and dog. They do lots of fun activities like sledding and having a snow ball fight. I would use this for maybe pre-k / kinder to show rhyming and how we can have fun in the snow.
Mar 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Super cute book for beginners. It does have the word "appetite," but other than that, my kindergartener (and now first grader) reads it to me all the time. I just read it to my 3 year old, and she loves finding out what the dog is up to in the background. ...more
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