Illustrated by Christine Davenier
Margaret Ferguson/Holiday House
"A winning winter race." – Kirkus
"A girl gets to ride in her dad's giant snowplow in this delightful rhyming tale... Prince's text is intriguingly spare, letting Davenier's softly exuberant wintertime scenes shine." – The New York Times
"Rhyming, minimal text coupled with fetching illustrations by Davenier expertly convey the exhilarating drama of entering into a snowstorm as well as the comfy feelings of being in a warm house while the weather is frightful."
– School Library Journal
"Prince effectively uses short rhyming phrases ('whirl of snow') and simple sentences ('off we go'), making this briskly paced tale a winning storytime choice. Prince writes with bustling verbs—slip, slide, chase, spin, whistling, howling, climbing, growling—as the plow chugs along, the snowy winds accumulate and father and daughter, always smiling, brave the elements." – BookPage
"The composition of the art and the increasing textual energy create urgency and tension as the snowplow battles the elements from page to page. “Frosty crystals chase and spin./Snowplow shifts and tunnels in.”... The text avoids labeling who the characters are to one another, leaving room for many families to find themselves in the story."
– The Horn Book
A BabyLibrarians Best Book of 2019
Cozy up with this lyrical wintry journey through a snowstorm. A girl and her father hop in their snowplow–will they make it to the train station in time? And who’s waiting for them?
This timeless seasonal classic captures the thrill of snow and the warmth of family. Beautifully written rhyming text that’s just right for one or two readers, by accomplished author April Prince and illustrated with lively, expressive paintings by the beloved illustrator of the New York Times best selling series The Very Fairy Princess, Christine Davenier. This delightful picture book makes for a perfect rhyming read-aloud.
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