Snowy Race
by Prince, April Jones; Davenier, Christine (ILT)






A heartwarming story designed to be read together or out loud celebrates the warmth of family in the snowy season as a girl and her father hop into a snowplow to make it to the train station in time for a special arrival. Illustrations.





April Jones Prince is the author of many books for young readers, including What Do Wheels Do All Day?, a Child magazine best book of the year, and most recently, Goldinlocks and the Three Pirates, illustrated by Steven Salerno. She lives in Massachusetts.

Christine Davenier is the acclaimed illustrator of more than 60 books for children, including the New York Times bestselling series The Very Fairy Princess by Julie Andrews and Emma Walton Hamilton, as well as the New York Times best Illustrated The First Thing My Mama Told Me by Susan Marie Swanson, and Miss Lina's Ballerina's by Grace Maccarone. She lives in France.





A young child is excited after she awakens on a snowy morning: today she gets to ride in the snowplow with her dad. Short, rhyming phrases relate the tale of a father and daughter who must plow their way to an exciting destination. Though the snow is falling fast, the two have an appointment and they don't want to be late. "Frosty crystals chase and spin. / Snowplow shifts and tunnels in. / Beating, pounding. / Pushing, mounding." Charming illustrations created with paper and ink reveal a cheerful man and child as they get ready to leave their cozy home and venture out into the cold, windy day. The bright, red truck the father drives resembles the toy the girl holds as she gazes out her window at the white landscape, while a collection of items in her bedroom hints at the gift she receives after her thrilling ride. The endpapers show the plow's journey from the countryside through town as it clears snow from the roadways. A warm story for a frigid day. Preschool-Grade 1. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.





A young child is excited after she awakens on a snowy morning: today she gets to ride in the snowplow with her dad. Short, rhyming phrases relate the tale of a father and daughter who must plow their way to an exciting destination. Though the snow is falling fast, the two have an appointment and they don't want to be late. "Frosty crystals chase and spin. / Snowplow shifts and tunnels in. / Beating, pounding. / Pushing, mounding." Charming illustrations created with paper and ink reveal a cheerful man and child as they get ready to leave their cozy home and venture out into the cold, windy day. The bright, red truck the father drives resembles the toy the girl holds as she gazes out her window at the white landscape, while a collection of items in her bedroom hints at the gift she receives after her thrilling ride. The endpapers show the plow's journey from the countryside through town as it clears snow from the roadways. A warm story for a frigid day. Preschool-Grade 1. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.





A young child rides along in the snowplow to complete a very special errand. Chronicling the breathless moment when a child will "finally get to help!" and be included in the adult world of work, a child protagonist (with car seat!) loads into Dad's oversized plow truck to zoom off through a snowstorm. Conveyed in expressive couplets, the well-paced rhymes admirably evoke a sense of urgency about their trip and vividly paint a scene of the worsening wintry weather: "Frosty crystals chase and spin. / Snowplow shifts and tunnels in." When the pair finally reaches their destination, readers see what made this particular journey so important—it's Mom waiting for them at the train station! Swift, impressionistic sketches filled with soft pastel-hued washes create pastoral snowy scenes that contrast with the warmer, more saturated domestic scenes and with the thick-lined, cherry-red snowplow. Long, layered smears of white create a satisfying illusion of a blizzard, and Davenier utilizes various interesting perspectives, such as the view into the snowy woods from behind the windshield. Gender is handled refreshingly here, with Dad capably handling child care and chores, and while the flap copy refers to the child as female, the long-haired child appears in neutral primary colors, and bedroom decor includes trucks and elephants, with nary a pink toy in sight. All three family members have pale skin, Dad with brown hair and Mom and child with straight, black hair. A winning winter race. (Picture book. 3-7) Copyright Kirkus 2019 Kirkus/BPI Communications. All rights reserved.






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