Perfect Snow

Written & Illustrated by Barbara Reid. Scholastic Canada

It came in the night. “Perfect!” said Scott. “Snow!” said Jim.

At recess the schoolyard is full of happy kids. Scott is making snowmen, Jim is working on the world’s greatest snow fort. At lunchtime they join forces to create a perfect snow surprise! Barbara Reid combines her trademark plasticine artwork with ink and watercolour panels to bring a timeless Canadian tale of winter fun to life.

Available in French

Perfect Snow

Winner

Shortlisted

  • The 2011 Blue Spruce Award
  • The 2010 Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Picture Book Award
  • The Canadian Booksellers Association Libris Children’s Picture Book of the Year


This distinctive picture book will find an appreciative audience in the Snow Belt, while inspiring snow envy in warmer climates.

— Booklist, starred review

Cooperation, teamwork and creative problem solving taken to new levels make this a great choice, no matter what the season.

— Kirkus

Inventive, modern visual storytelling…spectacular.

— Hornbook

…makes readers want to hurry out into the snow, or – better yet – get some plasticine and start shaping it themselves.

— Quill and Quire, starred review

****/4 …drawings insinuate a cheeky humour while enhancing the story. Highly recommended

— Canadian Materials

Perfect book, perfect gift.

— The Toronto Star

One can practically hear the screams of delight emanating from the pages!

— The Canadian Children’s Book News


Book illustration, "Perfect Snow", client: Scholastic Canada.  © Barbara Reid Book illustration, "Perfect Snow", client: Scholastic Canada.  © Barbara Reid Book illustration, "Perfect Snow", client: Scholastic Canada.  © Barbara Reid

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