Book review: A Song for Snow, by Lita Judge (two reviews)

Judge, Lita. A Song for Snow. (Hoot and Peep). Dial Books for Young Readers, 2017. $17.99. ISBN 9781101994511. Unpaged.  Ages 4-10. P8 Q8

A little owl named Peep is excited about seeing her first snow.  Her older brother Hoot tries to describe snow, but Peep can’t wait so she tries to find it.  Finally, the snow silently comes.  The young owls create a song for snow.  The watercolor illustrations are colorful and engaging.  Different fonts are used for onomatopoeia and the owls’ song. The end pages have snowflakes. Sequel to Hoot and Peep.

Verdict: I recommend this lovely story for libraries and to read aloud for little ones to enjoy on a cold and snowy day.

January 2018 review by Deborah Gwynn.

 

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Judge, Lita. A Song for Snow. (Hoot and Peep). Dial Books for Young Readers, 2017. $17.99. ISBN 9781101994511. Unpaged.  Ages 4-10. P8 Q8

During her first winter, Hoot’s little sister Peep is eager and impatient to learn about snow- when it will arrive and what its song sounds like. Hoot patiently waits for it while Peep pesters him with questions. Eventually, Peep realizes that her owl brother is wise to have waited quietly for the snow. I love the rich, colorful illustrations and the joyful tone of the book.

VERDICT: This book will find a happy place in our library’s picture book collection, and will be a popular choice for young readers and their parents.

April 2018 review by Carol Schramm.

[Editor’s note: Following Lita Judge’s Hoot and Peep, the young owls wait for the winter snow.  Hoot, the older brother, remembers snow, but younger sister Peep has never seen it and waits impatiently.  Soft illustrations show the cute little owls against the backdrop of Paris streets and skylines.  Young children will enjoy searching out the small mouse in the pictures.  Though the story is simple, Peet’s search for the song of snow makes this an excellent bedtime story book for a winter night.]

 

 

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