Back of Book:
Once you start to notice, colors and reasons for gratitude are everywhere, and that changes everything! Celebrate the hues and comforts of a cozy winter day as a discontented girl at first notices only dull grays and browns in a snowy landscape but is coaxed by her friend to look more closely. Soon she finds orange berries, blue water, purple shadows, and more. Warm friendship and a fresh way of seeing things transform a snow-covered landscape from bleak to beautiful!
I received a copy of this picture book from Clarion Books in exchange for an honest review.
Mindfulness is such an important concept to teach children. It allows them to focus on the small things and enjoy the beauty in every day. Marie Lamba wrote a lovely lyrical story that follows two friends as they find common ground on a cold winter day. The first girl introduced in the story sees winter as a sad and dreary time. Unfazed, her friend shows her the beauty in the tiny details of the season. The end of the story shows the friends coming together and enjoying their friendship. The illustrations by Alea Marley are enchanting and paint readers a beautiful winter wonderland. The hues that she used perfectly complement the text and draw readers into the story. This is a lovely story to share with readers of all ages during the winter season.
Ages 5 and up