Best in Snow

April Pulley Sayre. Beach Lane, $17.99 (40p) ISBN 978-1-4814-5916-7
Sayre follows Raindrops Roll with an attention-grabbing tribute to snow, pairing striking photographs with snowflake-delicate verse. Squirrels, deer, and other animals make cameos (“A freeze. A breeze./ A cloud. It snows./ Snowflakes land/ on a squirrel’s nose”), but it’s Sayre’s images of feathery ice crystals, pine needles caked in dripping icicles, and riverscapes blanketed in white that capture the essence of winter’s magic. An enlightening closing spread addresses a range of topics about snow (such as why snowflakes sometimes “plaster one side of a tree branch but leave the other side bare”), offering some scientific heft to balance the artistry and poetry of the preceding pages. Ages 3–8. Agent: Emily Mitchell, Wernick & Pratt. (Oct.)
Reviewed on: 10/17/2016
Release date: 10/11/2016
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