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ISBN13: 9780545013215
ISBN10: 0545013216
Condition: Standard
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Publisher Comments:

The best snow day book since Ezra Jack Keats's THE SNOWY DAY...

A young rabbit wakes up to wonderful news: A snow day! School is canceled, and the day that follows is rich with the magic and delight of the falling snow. And yet there is longing too, as the young rabbit and his mother wait for news of his father, grounded on a plane in a faraway city.... The news that his father will be home tomorrow gives the book a peaceful, comforting, and perfect ending.

Review:

"Snow has been falling all night, and when a small rabbit awakens, he learns that kindergarten is closed, his mother can't go to the store, and his father's flight home has been canceled. 'Mommy, we are all alone in the world,' he announces solemnly, and even though he's clearly safe and sound in an apartment with all the modern comforts, readers will understand his bittersweet feelings of isolation and solitude. Sakai (Emily's Balloon) takes a very different approach in these pages: focusing more on setting and mood than characterization, she turns each illustration into a vivid snapshot (Mommy on the phone with stranded Daddy, an outdoor hug before the dash back indoors). Against a palette of grays and muted colors, she uses the yellow of the rabbit's jacket or boots to focus the reader's gaze, and layers the paints to suggest the intimacy and coziness of the hearth, the eerie but irresistible starkness of a landscape transformed by snow. Ages 3 — 5." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

About the Author

Komako Sakai studied art in Tokyo, Japan, where she worked as a textile designer before she began illustrating picture books. She has won awards around the world, including the Japan Picture Book Prize, a Golden Plaque at the Biennial of Illustrations in Slovakia, and a Silver Griffin in the Netherlands. Her book Emily's Balloon was named an ALA Notable Children's Book and a Horn Book Fanfare title, and The Snow Day received four starred reviews. She lives in Japan.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780545013215
Author:
Sakai, Komako
Publisher:
Arthur A. Levine Books
Subject:
Nature & the Natural World
Subject:
Rabbits
Subject:
Mother and child
Subject:
Nature & the Natural World - General
Subject:
Animals - Rabbits
Subject:
Snow
Subject:
Children s-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20090131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to K
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
9.25 x 8.25 in
Age Level:
03-04

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Product details 32 pages Arthur A. Levine Books - English 9780545013215 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Snow has been falling all night, and when a small rabbit awakens, he learns that kindergarten is closed, his mother can't go to the store, and his father's flight home has been canceled. 'Mommy, we are all alone in the world,' he announces solemnly, and even though he's clearly safe and sound in an apartment with all the modern comforts, readers will understand his bittersweet feelings of isolation and solitude. Sakai (Emily's Balloon) takes a very different approach in these pages: focusing more on setting and mood than characterization, she turns each illustration into a vivid snapshot (Mommy on the phone with stranded Daddy, an outdoor hug before the dash back indoors). Against a palette of grays and muted colors, she uses the yellow of the rabbit's jacket or boots to focus the reader's gaze, and layers the paints to suggest the intimacy and coziness of the hearth, the eerie but irresistible starkness of a landscape transformed by snow. Ages 3 — 5." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
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