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Winter Walk: 10/07/09

Where we live it snows maybe once every thirty years or so. It has come close to snowing but hasn't actually since we've lived here. My son has seen snow once. He didn't like it and he doesn't remember the experience. My youngest has never seen snow.

Winter books even here though all seem to feature snow. One that Harriet is currently "reading" is Winter Walk by Ann Burg. It is a shaped board book about a cat who goes on a walk through the snow. She has to dress up in a snow suit and find the process awkward. Then there is the ubiquitous snow angel scene that all kids picture books seem to have.

Harriet likes the main character because she's a cat. She likes seeing how the cat plays but she has no special connection to what it means to play in snow.

The text though is sweet. It's a quick out loud read. The illustrations are adorable and colorful. Children who do grow up in snow will probably enjoy it most.

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Comment #1: Wednesday, October, 7, 2009 at 17:33:18


Sounds like CA. Last time we saw snow where I live, was Jan 25 1999. I can even remember the date. A mini-newspaper was made just for that day. I saved it. There was even a snow small baby boom here & my youngest (who has also never seen snow) is a part of it. LOL. Maybe if it was a book about putting on sunscreen your daughter might be able to relate a little better. If where you live is anything like where I live.

Comment #2: Sunday, October 11, 2009 at 12:56:02


We're in California close enough to the coast that we get fog and rain but only rarely snow. The ocean water just keeps it too warm for snow. The local mountains right behind us though do get snow but I haven't taken the kids up to see it.

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