Through the Looking Glass Children's Book Reviews

Snow Day!

Snow Day!

Lester L. Laminack
Illustrator:  Adam Gustavson 
Picture Book
For ages 5 to 7
Peachtree Publishers, 2007   ISBN: 978-1561454181

They have heard the weatherman mention that there might be snow in the forecast. Snow! Of course they want snow. Lots of it so that the school buses won’t be able to move and so that the teachers won’t be able to get to work. They want a snow day.

They want a day with no alarms going off. They want a day when they can snuggle together under a blanket on the sofa and “sip hot chocolate from giant snowman mugs.” They want so much snow that they cannot even open the door and have to climb out the window to get outside.

Ah yes outside! Outside they will build a snow fort four feet tall which has “a zillion snowballs inside.” They will go sledding and they will build a snowman. But now they have to go to be bed to get ready for that snow day.

Children who have eagerly hoped and prayed for a snow day will thoroughly appreciate this book. Grownups who have watched the weatherman hoping that they will get to have a snow day will laugh out loud when they come to the last couple of pages and when they discover who the main narrator in the story is. Cleverly crafted and beautifully illustrated, this is a seasonal picture book which captures the hopes and magic of snow days for people of all ages.