Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 3 to 8
- Grade: p to 3
Barbara Reid’s award-winning winter classic is now available in paperback!
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!
About the author
Barbara Reid réalise des illustrations avec de la pâte à modeler pour ensuite laisser le soin à son conjoint, Ian Chrisler de les photographier. Barbara a signé plusieurs livres à titre d'auteure malgré qu'elle avoue ne pas éprouver autant de plaisir à écrire une histoire qu'à l'illustrer. Elle a gagné plusieurs prix dont le prix du Gouverneur général et en 2014, le prix Libris dans la catégorie album illustré. Elle est aussi membre de l'Ordre de l'Ontario et de l'Ordre du Canada. Barbara vit à Toronto.
BARBARA REID is one of Canada’s most renowned creators of picture books, including Picture the Sky (Imagine le ciel), Picture a Tree, Perfect Snow and The Party. Her vibrant dimensional illustrations make her work a favourite around the world, and she has received many honours and awards, including the Governor General’s Award, the UNICEF Ezra Jack Keats Award, the Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator’s Award and CBC’s Fan Choice Award. In 2013, Barbara was made a member of the Order of Canada for her contributions to the Canadian children’s literature community. She lives in Toronto, Ontario with her husband, photographer Ian Crysler. Visit her at www.barbarareid.ca.
- Short-listed, OLA Blue Spruce Award
- Commended, CCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens
- Winner, Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator's Award
- Short-listed, CBA Libris Awards - Picture Book of the Year
- Short-listed, Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Award
- Commended, Resource Links, Best of the Year
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