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Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Perfect Snow by: Barbara Reid

Perfect Snow
Barbara Reid
Scholastic
ISBN 9780545985772

Winter is my favorite season, and snow is one of my favorite things in the world - even if it means hours of shoveling each day. In this book Barbara Reid captures a child's wonder and fascination with the first snow fall and all that can be done with snow. Snow forts, snow balls, and snowmen are part and parce
l of childhood in Canada, and Reid captures that wonderfully.

This book is also a departure for her in that it includes some sketches and comic-style framed story to supplement her world- famous plasticine art. Her work with plasticine often looks like it is photographs. This book with the predominance of white for the snow is a masterpiece of art. This is another fabulous book by a Canadian author and illustrator and a prime example of why she has won almost every Children's Book award.

(Images courtesy Barbara Reid.)

Book written and illustrated by Barbara Reid:
Zoe's Year (2012)
Picture A Tree (2011)
The Party (2010)
Perfect Snow (2009)
Sing a Song of Mother Goose (2007)
Fox Walked Alone (2009)
Read Me A Book (2004)
The Subway Mouse (2003)
Zoe's Rainy Day (1992)
Zoe's Sunny Day (1992)
Zoe's Windy Day (1992)
Zoe's Snowy Day (1992)
The Golden Goose (2000)
Fun With Modelling Clay (1998)
The Party (1997)
First Look Board Books: Acorn to Oak Tree (1999)
First Look Board Books: Seed To Flower (1999)
First Look Board Books: Caterpillar to Butterfly (1999)
First Look Board Books: Tadpole to Frog (1999)
Two By Two (1992)
Sing A Song of Mother Goose (1987)

Book illustrated by Barbara Reid:

Peg & The Yeti (2004)
Gifts (1995)
Effie (1990)
Have You Seen Birds? (1986)
The New Baby Calf (1984)
Jenny Greenteeth (1983)
Mustard (1983)


Books contributed to:
Read Me A Story (2010)
Dream; a Tale of Wonder, Wisdom & Wishes (2004)
Mother Goose: A Canadian Sampler (1994)

Author Profile and Interview with Barbara Reid

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