Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 3 to 7
- Grade: p to 2
There's nothing like a snow day!
Looking out on their newly frosted windows one morning, two young brothers watch millions of pure white snowflakes floating down. Everything is covered in a thick blanket of snow. Will it be deep enough? Soon come the two magical words they've been waiting for: SNOW DAY!
They scramble into their coats and boots — it's time for hockey and tag and building a snow fort. Then, with stinging faces and frozen toes, it's time for a hot-chocolate break and drying out of wet mittens. Toasty warm once again, they head back outside for more fun in the snow. When at last it's time for sleep, they fall into bed, exhausted.
Outside, the snow comes drifting down again . . .Will they awake to yet another snow day?
Werner Zimmermann's playful text, coupled with beautifully crafted watercolour illustrations, captures all the excitement and wonder of a snow day.
About the author
Werner Zimmermann est un auteur-illustrateur. Il a illustré le livre à succès Un porc-épic dans un sapin et Vive le vent d'hiver! Werner a été en nomination plus d'une fois pour le prestigieux prix du Gouverneur général, y compris pour Dix petits poissons (version anglaise), qu’il a écrit et a illustré. Il vit à Guelph, en Ontario.
Werner Zimmermann is a bestselling children's book illustrator whose works include A Porcupine in a Pine Tree and its sequels, At the Pond, the Farmer Joe series, Snow Day, Henny Penny, Pippin the Christmas Pig and In My Backyard. He has been nominated three timesfor the Governor General's Literary Award for Illustration, and he and Jean Little won the Mr. Christie's Award for Pippin the Christmas Pig. Wernerlivesin Guelph, Ontario. Visit him online at www.wernerzimmermann.ca.
- Commended, Resource Links, Best of the Year
- Commended, Canadian Toy Testing Council, Great Books of the Year
- Commended, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Our Choice
"Snow Day joyfully describes the activities of a 'no school' day after a huge snowstorm. The illustrations fill every bit of each page, just as the snow covers everything in town. Zimmermann captures the exuberance of the children and dogs frolicking in the fl uffy snow, the soft luminous grey of the sky during a daytime snowfall, the glow of the indoor lights spilling onto the slopes of an enormous snow fort. ... A thoroughly enjoyable book." — Children's Book News
Other titles by H. Werner Zimmermann
On vous souhaite un joyeux Noël
We Wish You a Merry Christmas: A Canadian Carol
A Canadian Carol
A Porcupine in a Pine Tree Collection
Deck the Halls
At the Pond
Dix petits poissons
Dashing Through The Snow: A Canadian Jingle Bells
Une chanson de Noël