The Snow Day

By an award-winning illustrator, Komako Sakai’s The Snow Day is the Japanese equivalent to Ezra Jack Keats’ The Snowy Day. A little bunny wakes to discover that snow has carpeted the landscape and grounded the daddy rabbit’s homebound flight. Along with the mommy bunny, the little bunny enjoys the quiet day:  play cards inside, making “snow dumplings” and “snow monsters” outside. It’s OK when it stops snowing, too, as it means “Daddy will be home tomorrow.” A sweet vignette of a special day, this quiet, atmospheric tale is told in layered paints with wet and dry brushes to convey a sense of texture and rhythm. Giggle factor: not applicable, though James thought the concept of “snow dumplings” was funny. Adult enjoyment: likely. Illustrations: four jelly jars.

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~ by kaychubbuck on November 27, 2010.

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