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4.23 out of 54.23 out of 54.23 out of 54.23 out of 54.23 out of 5 4.23 (13 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Uri Shulevitz Narrator: Sean Schemmel Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2009 ISBN: 9781427210029
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Snow is a 1998 New York Times Outstanding Book of the Year and a 1999 Caldecott Honor Book.

"It's snowing, said boy with dog.
"It's only a snowflake," said grandfather with beard.

No one thinks one or two snowflakes will amount to anything. Not the man with the hat or the lady with the umbrella. Not even the television or the radio forecasters. But one boy and his dog have faith that the snow will amount to something spectacular, and when flakes start to swirl down on the city, they are also the only ones who know how to truly enjoy it.

Uri Shulevitz' playful depiction of a snowy day and the transformation of a city is perfectly captured in simple, poetic text and lively watercolor and pen-and-ink illustrations.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Pure enchantment from start to finish. Shulevitz uses text as spare as a December landscape to cast a spell of winter magic [and] works a bit of visual alchemy as the tale progresses. Starred, Publishers Weekly

  • Outstanding . . . filled with humorous touches . . . Youngsters will joyfully join the boy in his winter-welcoming dance. Starred, School Library Journal

  • Among longlisted titles for School Library Best Books of the Year
  • Winner of Golden Kite Award Winner, 1999
  • Among longlisted titles for Publishers Weekly Best Books of the Year
  • Caldecott Honor Book, 1999
  • Among longlisted titles for Booklist Editors' Choice
  • Winner of Charlotte Zolotow Award (Univ. of WI), 1999
  • Winner of BCCB Blue Ribbon Award, 1998
  • Among longlisted titles for ALA Notable Children's Books, 1999
  • Among longlisted titles for NYT Outstanding Books of the Year, 1998

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda | 3/17/2011

    " Nice, short story with great illustrations "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Debra | 1/18/2011

    " Against radio and television reports of no snow, against adults who dash his hopes by brushing off the possibility of snow, a boy hopes for snow. Slowly the snow falls and fills the city with white.

    Caldecott Honor "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jocelin | 1/17/2011

    " Not as good as "The Snowy Day" by Ezra Jack Keats, but an enjoyable story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ellen | 1/9/2011

    " Great illustrations (a Caldecott Honor book) and a simple story that children can easily relate to "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Meredith | 1/5/2011

    " Beautiful pictures, simple text, and a nice read-aloud for younger kids. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Teresa | 1/4/2011

    " Have read and shared this book many times. It is a winter favorite of mine. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anne | 12/26/2010

    " A storytime book about snow falling, and predicting if it will come. Has a folktale feel to the illustrations and story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Edna | 12/22/2010

    " Wonderful old-city turn-of-the-century illustrations with short rhyming text showing a young boy and his dog enjoying the first snowfall of winter. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer | 12/12/2010

    " The joy of a child sure that snow will happen, despite what all the grown-ups say! Fun to read and the illustrations really added to the joy of the book~ "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leandra | 12/7/2010

    " Nice book to read for the winter season. Displays a child eagerness for it to snow. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ellen | 9/25/2010

    " In about 150 words, Shulevitz evokes a boy's wonder as the snow floats and flurries, swirls and spins, covering more and more of the rooftops and storefronts in the city. Exquisite illustrations with many humorous details. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christine | 4/27/2010

    " This is a great story about a little boy and his dog who notice snowflakes starting to fall one by one. Nobody in the town seems to notice or care about the snow falling, except for the boy, who makes predictions of it sticking and covering everything. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim | 1/25/2010

    " A picture book about a boy wishing for snow and none of the adults believing that it will. "

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