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Dec 31, 2010 rated it really liked it
This is the actual first story that I have read from popular children’s illustrator Uri Shulevitz, aside from the popular book “The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship.” “Snow” is a Caldecott Honor Book by Uri Shulevitz which is about a small boy wishing for snow in his small city. “Snow” might be a bit simplistic for some children, but snow lovers will definitely enjoy this book!

The book starts off with an image of a gray city and then suddenly, one snowflake starts falling towards the city a
Mar 01, 2010 rated it really liked it
I really like Uri Shulevitz' quirky illustrations in this one. The snowflakes, while tiny, are perfectly visible. And Shulevitz' people are very fun. My favorite is "woman with umbrella." My favorite line in the book, when it continues to snow despite predictions on the radio and televion, is: "But snowflakes don't listen to radio, snowflakes don't watch television." I didn't quite understand why the Mother Goose characters came down from the display at the Mother Goose Books bookstore to dance ...more
It's a very simple story about a little boy hoping for snow. The illustrations are wonderful and atmospheric, in their subdued, grayish and yet warm tones. I could almost feel the imminence of quiet snowfall in the illustrations. But no one pays heed to these signs, except for the little boy, who otherwise stands out already by the bright, vivid colors of his clothes. I was very charmed by the story, but the story might have more appeal to the parents than the child.
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