Monday, December 22, 2008

The Snow Tree...

If you have little ones around your Christmas tree you might find this book fun. Written by Caroline Repchuk, and with amazing illustrations by Josephine Martin, it tells a story about Little Bear who wakes and the world had turned white! Not unlike the Adirondacks after two snow storms in three days!
Little Bear finds other animals in the forest going by carrying orange leaves from fall foliage, red berries from a tree, and even the blue jay was flying by carrying a few feathers...

Racoon digs through the snow and finds a few green shoots of grass,
After all the animals contributed natural items to the tree, it stood covered with color in the snowy, white world!

I bought this book when my grandchildren were little. I think the beautiful illustrations are what sold me on it. But the story is a great lesson about sharing. The back cover notes describe the book as "Lavishly embossed throughout, this book brings the frozen beauty of North America vividly to life, as we join Little Bear in his quest for color....a whole host of animals,....bring the colors of the forest to him, one by one, ...the beautiful Snow Tree. ...A delightful story of friendship, sharing and the appreciation of Nature's beauty."

6 comments:

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh Cedar, What a cute little book. I haven't heard of it.. My grands are all older now--so I've lost track of all children's books now.

My favorite book with my grandchildren was "Goodnight Moon." I'm sure you remember that one.

Thanks for sharing. Stay WARM... It's FIVE degrees here this morning. Brrr.
Hugs,
Betsy

NCmountainwoman said...

I just love the illustrations. Looks like a great book for the little ones.

Shellmo said...

I'm so glad you shared this book! It's one I would love for the log cabin for myself! :-)

City Mouse said...

Neat book! I like the art. I always liked Christmas and holiday stories. I even liked the Polar Express movie, LOL. And meant to mention - you done been tagged.

Jean said...

This book is something Jerzie would enjoy for sure! She loves animals and truly enjoys pictures.I'm writing it down and will be looking for it. Thanks for the info. Today would have been a good day to read it. We have had at least a foot of snow since last night! Jean

Denise said...

The illustrations are lovely. I'm not that familiar with children's books, but if I were, I'd pick that one up.