Back of Book:
This timeless seasonal classic captures the thrill of snow and the warmth of family. In the midst of a whirling snowfall, a girl and her father pile into their big red snow plow. Through slippery streets, up winding hills, they race– clearing the snow and heading for the train station to meet a very special traveler.
I received a copy of this picture book from Holiday House Publishing in exchange for an honest review.
I live in Southern California so once in a while we get a light dusting of snow but never enough snow to need a snowplow. The story follows a young girl and her father as they race the storm to meet an extra special passenger on the train. The ending is sweet and satisfying. The text is snappy and full of figurative language that brings the story to life. The illustrations by Christine Davenier are whimsical and showcase the beauty of freshly fallen snow. This is a perfect read-aloud to share during cold winter days. My students were amazed that other states need vehicles like snowplows to get from one place to another. This was a perfect book to use as an example of different weather in different areas.
Ages 5 and up