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Lyrical poetry and stunning paintings showcase the surprise, the fun, and the beauty of everyone's favorite winter adventure: snow!

Some snow is First Snow,
we've waited for so long snow.
Is it really snow snow
or only heavy rain?

Starting with the thrill and excitement over the first flakes falling from the sky, we follow three young neighbors enjoying all types of snow
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Hardcover, 32 pages
Published November 5th 2019 by G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
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Daniel
Jul 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: childrens-books
This review originally published in Looking For a Good Book. Rated 4.25 of 5

In full disclosure I will say that I know Ellen Yeomans, the author of this book. It has been a couple of decades since we've communicated (Ellen was in charge of a chapter of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators and I did some work for her at that time).

Snow can be quite magical - especially when you are a child. Here three young neighbors explore the snow and notice the differences between the kinds
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Alex  Baugh
Dec 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: snow, winter-fun, rhyme
How many snows are there? According to this book, there are many different kinds of snow and each kind is chronicled in this lovely expressive picture book that takes readers through the snow possibilities of three seasons and kids reactions to them: From first snow ("Some snow is First Snow. /We've waited for so long snow. /It it really snow snow?/or only heavy rain?") to Sleet Snow, Fluff Snow, Angel Snow (snow angels everywhere), Snowball Snow, Driveway Snow (the worst, lots of shoveling), ...more
Kelly
Jan 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
This book is so perfect. I don't think I've ever read a book that tells you which type of snow is good for what. That was so smart to do. Perfect for preschool or kindergarten, maybe even 1st grade. It really is about everything you could use snow for. I thought the rhythm was right on. It's not perfect rhyming, but it's not supposed to be. It's more of a fun rhythm. I really really love the idea behind this book.
Austin Gullett
Nov 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The art is fun and most kids will love it, but the real power comes from the words. It's written in structured verse! Most rhyming picture books follow the Dr. Seuss rhyming pattern, so it's refreshing to see people write poetry sometimes. Specific shout-out to describing a field of snow angels as a choir singing. Greeeeat winter imagery there.
Nicole
Nov 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
This book reminded me of my childhood & being excited about snow. But then there is snow you're not so excited to see. This book introduces these different types of snow to readers and it will have them hungry to go sledding, make a snowman, have snowball fights, etc. I also really loved the illustrations!
A great story to read this time of year & especially when it SNOWS!!!!
reader from a star
Apr 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: children
Beautiful Poetry and gorgeous illustrations presenting the coming and going of the winter season.
We see the winters by the perspective of kids.
It is very fascinating to look at those gorgeous illustrations complementing the poem.
It is a short read but children will enjoy reading and re-reading it.
Janet
Jan 11, 2020 rated it liked it
Title that explores all the types of snow, not from a scientific point of view, but from the human view of what type. . .angel snow, snowball snow, tracking snow, snow day snow the best kind of snow, and yes, even yellow snow!
A fun look at how humans perceive snow.
Ann
Fun book about all the different kinds of snow( slushy, new, driveway, angel, no school etc) Good for a preschool story time or even a school age winter program. The author really did capture all the variations of snow!
Kelly
Really great illustrations accompany a fun story.
Edward Sullivan
Nov 14, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: picture-books
Snow of all kinds and the many ways to enjoy.
Fipah
Jan 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2020
An absolutely adorable read that feels so warm and cosy (and makes me feel my climate change fear even more). All the snow heartwarming feelings!
Dylan Teut
Jun 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
Great concept; clunky meter. Hard to read aloud.
Raven Black
Jul 30, 2019 rated it liked it
Lyrical text about snow: the types, when and the feelings, thoughts about it plus things you can do with it. Ends on a hint of Spring. Art a 4
Kathie Saltzman
Jan 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
My kid loved me reading this to him.
Andréa
Note: I accessed a digital review copy of this book through Edelweiss.
Pam
Dec 19, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: picture-books
Charming rhymes that describe every kind of snow children experience.
Illustrations bring out the ideas.
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