Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Snow Day by Pamela Greenhalgh Hamilton

It's snowing! No school today!

It snowed all night and now every kid's winter wish has come true. School has been cancelled for the day. It's a snow day.

At first it's fun, Tessa, Jake, and Molly get to wear their winter coats over their PJs so Mom can drive them to Grandma and Grandpa's. Then Grandma makes them oatmeal and muffins for breakfast.

But now what? Grandma and Grandpa don't have a computer or video games. And it's snowing harder than ever. Suddenly the exciting day is becoming the longest day in their lives.

Never fear, Grandpa is here. He's full of ideas to fill up the day and rounds it out with a secret surprise. By the time the last snowflake has fallen, Tessa, Jake, and Molly have a Snow Day they won't ever forget.

My Thoughts:
This is a very "cool" book, according to my daughter! The illustrations are very colorful and imaginative. The story is very easy to follow and fun to read. Having just gone through several snow days, my daughter was intrigued to see how many things the children in this book did that she and her brothers had done. The book is well written and gives lots of fun ideas for children to do with their parents or grandparents. It is also written so that it can be read to a child--or the child can read it on her own (by second grade at least!). I home school, and this book is going on our bookshelf as one to pull out on snow days--or days we wish for a bit cooler weather! It will also be one I use to help with reading-out-loud practice. I would rate this book a 5/5. It's adorable and unique. You'll want it for your kids' bookshelf!

Thank you to the author for providing me with a review copy of this book. I received this book in exchange for an honest review and the opinions in this review are 100% mine (or, in one case, my seven-year-old daughters).

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