Winter in White

So this is another Sabuda book, but it’s so simple and lovely, it’s almost a Christmas card in itself. (Indeed, the final spread of two doves tying a red ribbon around a package actually was one of MOMA’s Christmas cards this year.) Kirkus Reviews: “As a visual bonbon for holiday giving or display, Sabuda offers a small, Christmas-themed stocking stuffer. Linked by a short verse extolling winter’s whites and ‘the peaceful sounds of nature’s gifts,’ the eight pop-ups — all of them different from those in his Christmas Alphabet and Night Before Christmas — are bright white, with the occasional glint of silver or gold foil, and set nicely into abstract one- or two-color backgrounds. The twirling skater is particularly impressive, but from the opening whirl of snowflakes to the closing view of a pair of doves tying the bow on a gift, this brims with seasonal joie de vivre.” Giggle factor: not applicable; has a “wow” factor instead. Adult enjoyment: if you like art. Illustrations: five jelly jars. Note that this is not solely a Christmas book but a love song to winter’s wonderland.

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~ by kaychubbuck on December 16, 2010.

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