cover image First Snow

First Snow

Emily Arnold McCully. HarperCollins, $17.99 (32pp) ISBN 978-0-06-623852-4

Originally published without words in 1985, First Snow by Caldecott Medalist Emily Arnold McCully adds text for this reissued edition. The details that make Arnold's illustrations so warm and evocative (Grandpa skating alone on the pond, his hands clasped behind him, the pink smear of Bitty's scarf as she races down the hill for the first time) are still the focus here, now joined by sparse but soothing phrases.