Thursday, February 2, 2017

A Warm Winter Review

A Warm Winter

One cold winter morning Little Mouse ventures out in search of enough firewood to heat his nest. But when he tries to drag his pile home, he realizes everything he’s gathered is much too heavy for him. Maybe his friends can help out, but they’d better hurry, because there’s a blizzard on the way. (goodreads summary)

When a cold little mouse awoke one morning, he decided he needed to seek out firewood to warm himself and his family.  By the time he rounded up a big pile of sticks it was too heavy to bring back home. With a little persistence and a few friends, mouse may end up with a warm house for his family after all.

What caught me at first with this heartwarming story was the intricate detail of the illustrations. At first glance, I thought some parts were actual photographs blended in with the drawings.  But at closer look, the detail in the artwork was astonishing. The woodland animals expressions are sweet as they ponder the situations they encounter.  It sends a nice message about friends working together especially in an unexpected snowstorm when they hit a snag.   This is another charming story about persistence, problem solving and working together with a good end result for all because of teamwork.  With beautiful illustrations this is a wonderful book you could get lost in on a cold winter afternoon with a big mug of hot cocoa.  I think this is a "just right book" for ages 3-6.~  

Title: A Warm Winter
Author: Feridun Oral
Pub. date: October 2016
Publisher: Michael Neugebauer Pub. (English edition, Hong Kong)
Hardcover,  32 pgs.

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