Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Waiting for Winter, by Sebastian Meschenmoser

This beautiful picture book tells the story of a squirrel who decides not to hibernate until he gets to see snow. His attempts to stay awake wake up hedgehog and bear, and they all wait eagerly for the snow. After a few false starts at identifying snow (they think a toothbrush and a tin can and a sock, in turn, might be snow) they finally get to see it. The pictures of the woods are sparse and lovely, and the animals are adorably rumpled looking. 2009.
M. Adams

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