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Perfect Snow

Categories: Picture Book, Seasonal
ISBN: 9781443192101 Pages: 32 Ages: 3-8 Dimensions: 10.000" x 10.000"
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About this book

A perfect snow has fallen, and first-grader Scott and fourth-grader Jim have been daydreaming the morning away, making plans, doodling sketches of snowmen and snow forts, all in anticipation of recess and the endless possibilities of this perfect snow.

Barbara Reid uses her signature Plasticine style and blends it with ink wash panels to create a unique mixed media masterpiece. Drawing inspiration from the schoolyard of her own Toronto childhood and the ones she visits today, she manages to create authentic images to which readers of all ages will relate.

Perfect Snow is a timeless Canadian tale that will beautifully enhance any snowy day!


Praise for Perfect Snow:

“Inventive, modern visual storytelling . . . spectacular” —Horn Book

“Reid’s trademark Plasticine artwork gives wonderful depth and texture to the pages, while the details she includes are impressive . . . a great choice, no matter what the season.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Reid has again touched the apex of creativity with her signature Plasticine illustrations . . . One can practically hear the screams of delight emanating from the pages!” —Canadian Children's Book News

“It’s always impressive how Reid manages to animate her characters so vividly in an unusual medium . . . It makes readers want to hurry out into the snow, or — better yet — get some Plasticine and start shaping it themselves.” —Quill & Quire


Award Winner, Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator's Award 2010
Shortlisted, CBA Libris Awards - Picture Book of the Year 2010
Shortlisted, Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Award 2010
Shortlisted, OLA Blue Spruce Award 2011
Shortlisted, Shining Willow Award (Saskatchewan Young Readers' Choice) 2012
Commended, Today's Parent, 100 BEST Canadian kids' books of all time 2015
Commended, Resource Links, Best of the Year 2009
Commended, Bank Street College of Education - Best Children's Books of the Year 2012
Commended, CCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens 2010

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