First Snow by Peter McCarty


First Snow by Peter McCarty

First Snow is the newest picture book from acclaimed Caldecott Honor-winning author-illustrator Peter McCarty, which extends the winning world of animal characters established in Chloe, a Kids' Indie Next List Pick and Kirkus Reviews Best Children's Book, and Henry in Love, a New York Times Best Illustrated Book. It's a day of firsts for Pedro ...First snowfall. First snow angel. First taste of a snowflake. First sled run. First snowball fight! All the joy, magic, and wonder of a child's first experiences are captured in this breathtaking picture book.


McCarty's characteristic, ever-so-delicate shading gives the faces of his roly-poly creatures substance and softness. His sly, Dick-and-Jane prose ( It is cold, Pedro keeps saying) makes this a rewarding readaloud. -- Publishers Weekly (starred review) A message emphasizing the importance of trying new things is unobtrusively folded in, but most of all, readers will come away with a genuine sense of fun and the joy of family and friends. A delightful winter excursion. -- School Library Journal (starred review)

About the Author

Peter McCarty has written and illustrated several acclaimed books for children, including Chloe, which received four starred reviews, and Henry in Love, a New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year. He is also the author and illustrator of Hondo & Fabian, a Caldecott Honor Book and New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year, and its sequel, Fabian Escapes; T Is for Terrible; Little Bunny on the Move; and Moon Plane, a Charlotte Zolotow Award winner. Peter lives with his wife and their two children in Clinton Corners, New York, where they get lots of snow.

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40 pages
Interest Age: From 4


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Publication date

29th January 2015



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