A Dot in the Snow
Written by Corrinne Averiss
Illustrated by Fiona Woodcock
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Two young creatures meet and play in the snowy wilds of the Arctic in this story of friendship, adventure and love. Miki, a little polar bear, is scampering through the snow while Mum goes fishing, when he sees a red dot in the distance. The dot turns out to be a little girl in a bright red coat. They play together and when his new friend loses her mitten, Miki dives into the water and saves it. He also helps the girl find her mummy, before he dashes back to find his own mother. It’s a simple story, but full of energy and vigour, and with moments of drama and poignancy. Fiona Woodcock’s illustrations create swirling snowstorms and moments of tenderness between parent and child with equal skill. ~ Andrea Reece
A Dot in the Snow by Corrinne Averiss
A little polar bear, Miki, wanders away while his mother is diving for fish. He sees a dot in the snow and rushes towards it. Readers discover that the dot is a little girl. But Miki has never seen a human before and the little girl has never seen a polar bear. They discover more about each other as they play in the snow but then the perils of the polar landscape impel Miki to take the little girl home before undertaking the long journey to find his own mother. Although one is a polar bear and one is a little girl, Miki and Dot share a common experience: they are both separated from their mothers when they meet. Their bond of friendship gives them the strength to support each other during the course of a day that will last with them both forever.
This is a moving and poignant story set in a changing and challenging polar landscape, perfect for the Christmas season. It wraps up important themes about empathy, kindness, and courage.
The story is both simply told and affecting. The gorgeous snowscapes, full of real atmosphere, are created with printmaking techniques by debut illustrator Fiona Woodcock.
About the Author
More books by Corrinne Averiss
Oxford University Press
6th October 2016
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