Warm up with this charming neighborly tale about a small town determined to beat the deep freeze from a beloved picture-book author and a two-time Caldecott Honor illustrator
It's snowy cold in the town of Toby Mills. The thermometer is sinking toward zero, and the icicle hanging from the nose of General Toby's statue is growing closer to the ground. The newspaper headline reads COLD SNAP The people of the town are losing hope and the feeling in their toes until the mayor's wife saves the day with a toasty treat.
About the Author
Eileen Spinelli is the author of many picture books and poetry collections, including A Big Boy Now, Hug a Bug, and the bestselling When Mama Comes Home Tonight, among others. When she writes a story, she has an instant audience: her twenty-five grandchildren and husband, Jerry (also a writer). Aside from story making, Eileen teaches creative writing and poetry. The Spinellis live in Media, Pennsylvania.
Marjorie Priceman, illustrator of many acclaimed picture books, has won Caldecott Honors for her illustrations in "Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin! Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin! "by Lloyd Moss and "Hot Air: The (Mostly) True Story of the Frist Hot-Air Balloon Ride", which she also wrote. She lives in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania.
A Kirkus Reviews Best of Children's Books 2012
A Booklist Best of Children's Books 2012
Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews, October 1, 2012:
“A community caught under the pall of a weeklong cold snap comes together in this cozy, old-fashioned story that is high on both charm and appeal.”
Starred Review, Booklist, September 1, 2012:
“A delight for sharing, especially one-on-one.”