Cynthia Rylant s lyrical descriptions of the sights and feelings evoked by falling snow blend gorgeously with the rich and beautiful world created by Lauren Stringer s illustrations, in which a young girl, her friend, and her grandmother enjoy the many things a snowy day has to offer.
Snow Cynthia Rylant s lyrical descriptions of the sights and feelings evoked by falling snow blend gorgeously with the rich and beautiful world created by Lauren Stringer s illustrations in which a young
From the deep midnight blue endpages featuring a single snowflake drifting, you know that you are in for a special treat This picture book explores the various types of snow through its poetic verse and deeply colored illustrations There is snow that is peaceful, snow that holds promise, snow that outlines and illuminates, snow that buries and snow that is full of memories As a native Wisconsinite, I have seen all of these snows and loved each and every type too Rylant s verse is simple and deep [...]
This book really conjured up memories from childhood for me perhaps it would for anyone who grew up with northern winters The best snow is the snow that come softly in the night, like a shy friend afraid to knock, so she thinks she ll just wait in the yard until you see her This is the snow that brings you peace There really is something to that type of snow bringing peace It s like you can sense that that type of snow was coming and somewhere in your sleepy unconscious you know that it s snowin [...]
A wonderful choice to read in the school library just as children are getting ready for a major snowstorm
Fabulous illustrations that enhance the text to really bring the story to life.
Snow by Cynthia Rylant, illustrated by Lauren Stringer, is an ode to the beauty and magic of the many kinds of snow soft, fat, light and heavy This lyrical book follows a girl and her grandmother as they interact and enjoy a snowy day The poetic text and illustrations focus on the feelings evoked by snowfall, evoking nostalgia about childhood memories Stringer s illustrations have just the right details to match the text and uses a full color pallete to represent snowfall The text offers read al [...]
Only a picture book this perfect could make me long for hot chocolate and knitted mittens on a hot summer afternoon Like so many of Rylant s picture books, this one is peaceful and thoughtful, and the beautiful illustrations elevate her words.
A celebration of snow and the delight we feel And the snow,while it is here,reminds us of this that nothing lasts foreverexcept memories.
This is a beautifully written poem put in storybook form, along with the wonderful illustrations that bring out the poem for children and adults alike.
First sentence The best snow is the snow that comes softly in the night, like a shy friend afraid to knock, so she thinks she ll just wait in the yard until you see her This is the snow that brings you peace.Premise plot In Rylant s poetic picture book, snow in all its varieties is celebrated.Children love snow better than anyone does, and they never complain as they pull on their red boots and mittens and make plans to catch wet flakes on their tongues and roll their small bodies to the bottom [...]
There s all kinds of snow, this book reminds us Snow that quietly comes at night, with big fat snowflakes that carry the possibility of school closing, or snow that starts while kids are in school and know they will be sent home This lyrical poem follows a young girl as she experiences all kinds of snow with her new friend and her grandmother Playing in the park, catching snowflakes on their tongues, rolling down snowy hills together, making snow angels until the two friends are taken to the war [...]
There is so much story in snow When I think back to all my snow memories, I tend to group them into snow or winter, but what Cynthia Rylant did for me, in Snow , that she can do for you and your children, or students, is to think of those different types of snow moments The new fallen snow, the snowman snow, the snow that sends you home early, etc and all the chapters of stories that go with each type We just had our first snow of the season, and the bright sunlight is already calling it backbut [...]
Parents need to know that the words and pictures of this book celebrate the many moods of snow, from the first flake that swirls to the ground to the moment when snowdrifts have blanketed the entire world outside Those who have lived in snow will recognize the different stages, and feelings Those who have never had the experience will want to get acquainted.Positive messagesThe little girl shares tender moments with her grandmother, peering out the window, reading books, sharing stories and drea [...]
Snow is a great children s book that many kids living in the midwest or any cold winter climate can relate to During this book, we see one little girl s experience with a snowfall and how much she enjoys just being outside playing Even though i m not a girl, I know personally the feelings that she felt because almost every kid has felt this experience she had and have witnessed it themselves This book just helps readers children read into one person s own experience.
Rylant, Cynthia Snow, illustrated by Lauren Stringer Harcourt, 2008 PICTURE BOOK Beautiful drawings of children playing and running in the snow are the best part of this homage to winter The text is not as strong, however EL OPTIONAL Cindy, Library Teacherssthebook 2008
Lovely illustrations enhance the evocative text that describes a child and her grandmother experiencing snow This is a book to use for thoughtful reflection, and enjoyment of the descriptive language Appropriate for K 4 And the snow, while it is here, reminds us of this that nothing lasts forever except memories.
Even though this book is about snow it makes me feel cozy and look forward to being inside, drinking hot chocolate looking at the beautiful snow I am saving this book for the week before Christmas and I know my little 7 yr old will adore it Beautiful large pictures and wonderful descriptive words.
A beautifully illustrated picture book about what children love and some adults dread, SNOW What snow really brings and is through the eyes of author Cynthia Rylant and illustrator Lauren Stringer Published by Harcourt, Inc snow seasons winter
Sweet book about what it looks and feels like in different levels of snow fall.
Beautifully illustrated Love the message too that encourages slowing down and noticing nature I like its playfulness and sense of wonder.
First of all, I LOVE THE SNOW This book was so cute and I appreciated the fact that it had children off all different shapes, sizes and color Great book and it will be in my future classroom.
Beautifully illustrated with thoughtful sentiments on snowy days.
The best snow is the snow that comes softly in the night, like a shy friend afraid to knock, so she thinks she ll just wait in the yard until you see her This is the snow that brings you peace.And then there is the snow that begins to fall in fat, cheerful flakes while you are somewhere you d rather not be Maybe school Maybe work And this snow tells you, as it falls, that it will send you home early, don t worry Home is where you need to be, and this snow will take you there.It will send you bac [...]
I would give this book two and a half stars The illustrations by Lauren Stringer in this volume are some of the most breathtaking that I have ever seen in picture book literature, and Cynthia Rylant crafts a similarly beautiful and elegant story, showing why snow is so inherently important to kids, and why that love of snow is a wondrous thing to behold I especially like how the book says that kids love the snow, and The snow loves them back Even reading this book on one of June s hottest days I [...]
Snow is about a little girl that dreams of the snow day and night Each day when it snows she watches it pile up outside When she is at school she wishes for a snow day and that her and her classmates will be released early One day in class, the principal sends all the children home to go and play in the snow All students go home and then get to go and play outside The little girl goes to her grandmother and bonds over enjoying the snow, it s the perfect day I really love reading this book becaus [...]
Snow by Cynthia Rylant with illustrations by Lauren StringerThis is not a Caldecott award winner It is a book written by Cynthia Rylant who is the Newbery award winning author of Missing May one of my favorite Newbery books.The illustrations by Lauren Stringer are stunningly beautiful.I read this last night while it was raining It was safe, warm and cozy.The story and illustrations are lush and heavenly The lovely images of soft, billowy snow swirling through the air and pillowing down on childr [...]
Rylant, Cynthia Snow Illus Lauren Stringer Singapore Harcourt Books, 2008 Print Beauty of snowfall, happiness The story Snow is narrated by a young child who loves the snow She describes the events that happen during the day, how the snow falls, and what the environment is like around her during the winter time The writer did a good job depicting this story from the viewpoint of a child and I think the realistic illustrations help tie everything together so that children who may not have experie [...]
Since I grew up in an area that never sees snow, this book enchants me I have always enjoyed playing in the snow and seeing it sprinkle down to the ground from way up in the sky Rylant captures every experience with snow in this picture book From the soft snow to the raging blizzard, readers become informed of how snow can affect our everyday lives Young readers are even shown some of the fun things they can do in the snow, like build a snowman or make snow angels I love the vibrant colors in th [...]
Rylant, Cynthia 2008 Snow Orlando Harcourt.Category picture storybookThe book begins with a gentle, overnight snowfall and turns into thick, wet snowflakes that send you home from school or work Next comes lots of fun out in the snow, catching snowflakes on your tongue, sliding down a hill, making snowangels and snowmen, and ends back inside with a warm drink and quiet conversation Cynthia Rylant s magical words and Lauren Stringer s beautiful illustrations capture the beauty and fun of a snowfa [...]
Beautiful language AND illustrations The ideas conveyed about winter and the different kinds of snow are so lovely that they make me excited for the next snowstorm This book made winter exciting even at the end of January, after below zero temperatures One bittersweet moment that was implied in this book went over my preschooler s head but nearly made me cry There was a very beautiful picture of a girl waving goodbye to her friend as they went their separate ways, away from the snowman they had [...]