When the first flakes fell from the grey sky, the postman and the farmer and the policeman and his wife scurried about doing all the practical things grownups do when a snowstorm comes. But the children laughed and danced, and caught the lacy snowflakes on thier tongues.
All the wonder and delight a child feels in a snowfall is caught in the pages of this book -- the frost ferns on the window sill, the snow man in the yard and the mystery and magic of a new white world. Roger Duvoisin's pictures in soft blue half-tones with briliant splashes of yellow and red emphasize the gaiety and humor as well as the poetic quality of the text.
About the Author
Henri Sorensen lives in Denmark.
Roger Duvoisin (1900 80) was the author and illustrator of more than forty children s books, including the Happy Lion and Petunia series and White Snow, Bright Snow, which was awarded the Caldecott Medal in 1948.