Monday, February 6, 2017

Waiting for Snow review

Waiting for Snow

Badger cannot wait one more minute for it to snow. When his friend Hedgehog explains that everything comes in its time, Badger is as unconvinced and impatient as ever. But Badger’s friends have a few tricks up their sleeve to try to get the snow’s attention and distract their pal in the meantime.(goodreads summary)

Badger is trying hard to be patient for snow to arrive. Although his friend Hedgehog reminds him "it will snow in snows time". Badger decides he will wake up the snow from the sky by banging on pots and pansWhen the other forest friends come running from all the commotion, they suggest ways of their own that might help Badger make snow come a little quicker.

This is a cute story about impatience that would be a fun read just before the first snowfall is due to arrive. Waiting for things can be a challenge especially when it is something like snow!  It is hard to be patient when there are so many fun things a child can do outside in the snow.  The friends thought up some funny ideas like throwing pebbles at the sky to punch holes in the clouds or wearing you pj's backwards.  But Hedgehog demonstrated a different kind of patience, as he explained how certain things always came in their own time.  The illustrations are in soft muted colors and each character is sweet with expression. Best of all, Badger learns in the end that some things are worth the wait if you just have a little patience.  I think this is a "just right book" for ages 3-6.~

Title:  Waiting for Snow
Author: Marsha Diane Arnold, illustrated by Renata Liwska
Pub. date:   November 2016, HMN Books for Young Readers
Hardcover, 32 pgs. 

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