Snow Pumpkin

Carole Lexa Schaefer, Author, Pierr Morgan, Illustrator Crown Publishers $14.95 (40p) ISBN 978-0-517-80015-7
October snowfall inspires an unusual snowman in this low-key tale by the team behind The Squiggle. Delighted to find ""a little pillow of snow"" on her windowsill one fall morning, Lily bundles up and races to the park, where other children pack snowballs, build forts and make snow angels. There's barely enough snow to go around, so Lily and her friend Jesse improvise. They visit a community garden where three pumpkins show ""in the snow as bright as three orange suns,"" and select one to top their snowman. Schaefer's nicely understated text entrusts much of the storytelling to the illustrations. Lily's grandmother is too busy to come and see the ""snow pumpkin man"" (""`Tomorrow,' she said""), but doesn't explain what she's doing with her needle, thread and colorful fabric; the closing pages picture homemade Halloween costumes. Morgan paints the episode on eggshell-brown stock that accents the downy puffs of snow and cozy, mismatched woolens worn by the excited children. This book quietly reminds its readers of the electrifying first snowflakes and the pleasurable warmth of an oversize sweater. Ages 5-8. (Sept.)
Reviewed on: 09/04/2000
Release date: 09/01/2000
X
Stay ahead with
Tip Sheet!
Free newsletter: the hottest new books, features and more
X
Only $18.95/month for Digital Access
or $20.95 for Print+Digital Access!
X
Only $18.95/month for Digital Access
or $20.95 for Print+Digital Access!
X
Email Address

Password

Log In Lost Password

PW has integrated its print and digital subscriptions, offering exciting new benefits to subscribers, who are now entitled to both the print edition and the digital editions of PW (online or via our app). For instructions on how to set up your accout for digital access, click here. For more information, click here.

The part of the site you are trying to access is now available to subscribers only. Subscribers: to set up your digital subscription with the new system (if you have not done so already), click here. To subscribe, click here.

Email pw@pubservice.com with questions.

Not Registered? Click here.