Head over to Catherine's blog,
Reading to the Core for this week's
round-up of poetic goodness.
It's mid January and holiday books continue to arrive on my holds shelf at the library. December's requests are starting to thin out and I've moved into first place. I'm never sure who has recommended them. Betsy Bird? NYT Book Review? Hornbook? Indiebound? But I'm always thrilled to explore a new-to-me book.
Erin Dealey's Snow Globe Wishes arrived this week and deserves to be highlighted for this week's post. Did you see how I worked my OLW (light) into this review? But the connections extend to the actual book which tells what happens in a family when the worst snowstorm of the year arrives and "Lights go out!"
Darkness draws us close tonight."
As the family begin to slumber in their blanket fort, a little girl makes
"Snow globe wishes.
Close your eyes."
As morning dawns (daylight), a whisper from the snow is heard.
"Children hear it best, they say.
on this snow globe day . . . ?"
" . . . neighbors, strangers, sisters, brothers?"
" . . . EVERYONE comes out to play?"
The final page reveals a snow globe with the entire community hand-in-hand circling around a tree.
"Peace on earth
Peace for all
throughout the year!"
Does your soul need some light? Revel in the spirit of winter and the promise that snow globe wishes can come true. You'll be charmed by the rhyming text and portrayals of light - headlights, firelight, candlelight, lantern light, moonlight, starlight, and daylight. Illustrator Claire Shorrock delivers diverse family groups in her illustrations with a lovely light yellow and teal palette complete with glittery snowy embellishments on the front and back covers. I'm adding it to next year's wish list for my Christmas book collection.