Monday, October 19, 2020

Review - A Big Bed for Little Snow

A Big Bed for Little Snow

by Grace Lin
Date: 2019
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Reading level: C
Book type: picture book
Pages: 40
Format: e-book
Source: library

A picture book introducing readers to their first snow.

When it was quiet, Little Snow grinned and then jumped, jumped, jumped!

Little Snow loves the new big, soft bed Mommy made him for the long, cold winter nights. But Mommy says this bed is for sleeping, not jumping! What happens when he can't resist jump, jump, jumping on his new fluffy, bouncy bed?

(synopsis from Goodreads)

In the same way A Big Mooncake for Little Star offered a creative fantasy explanation for the phases of the moon, A Big Bed for Little Snow tells readers where snow comes from. A naughty little boy continually disobeys his mother all winter, jumping on his big new bed and sending feathers flying. But it's all in good fun... for Little Snow as well as for the children who get to play in the debris from his bed!

The illustrations are adorable. Little Snow's white pajamas are only visible because of their snowflake pattern (much like Little Star's black pajamas were only visible because of their star pattern). The dog toy that's always at Little Snow's side is also a cute touch.

I'd recommend this book to those looking for books about winter and snow (though not to readers who are looking for a non-fiction explanation of weather). I'd also implore readers to check out A Big Mooncake for Little Star as well; both books together make a lovely set.

Quotable moment:

Premise: 4/5
Meter: n/a
Writing: 4/5
Illustrations: 4/5
Originality: 5/5

Enjoyment: 4/5

Overall: 4.17 out of 5

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