Monday, September 23, 2019

Review - Sammy in the Winter

Sammy in the Winter
by Anita Bijsterbosch
Date: 2019
Publisher: Clavis
Reading level: C
Book type: picture book
Pages: 32
Format: e-book
Source: NetGalley

Yippee! It's snowing. Sammy and Hob are going to play outside. They will have lots of fun together.

A book with half pages that hide and reveal how Sammy and his little horse Hob enjoy winter. For toddlers ages 30 months and up, with a focus on the child's world.

(synopsis from Goodreads)

Sammy in the Winter is a simple picture book aimed at toddlers. It's one of those books that's really only enjoyable for its target audience.

One day, it snows. So Sammy gets dressed up in his warm clothes, takes his toy horse, and goes outside to play. He sleds, skates, skis, and builds a snowman. I read an e-book version, but I think the idea is that each spread has a little flap that flips forward and back, revealing different scenes. It works fairly well... although I'm not sure why the window in the first spread moves across the page between the two scenes!

It's a decent depiction of a young child's day in the snow. It's nothing special, but it will probably keep toddlers entertained for a few minutes.

Thank you to NetGalley and Clavis for providing a digital ARC.

Premise: 3/5
Meter: n/a
Writing: 3/5
Illustrations: 3/5
Originality: 2/5

Enjoyment: 2/5

Overall: 2.5 out of 5

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