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
- The Amelia Francis Howard Gibbon Award for Illustration 2010
- The Toronto Public Library First and Best list 2009
- Quill and Quire 15 Books that Mattered 2009
- The Canadian Children’s Book Centre Best Books for Kids & Teens, starred selection
- 100 Best Canadian Kids’ Books of all time (Today’s Parent)
- 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.
Inventive, modern visual storytelling…spectacular.
…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
Age and curriculum suggestions
- Kindergarten to grade 3
- Cooperation, teamwork, problem solving, winter, snow