The Resource Some snow is..., Ellen Yeomans ; Andrea Offermann

Some snow is..., Ellen Yeomans ; Andrea Offermann

Label
Some snow is...
Title
Some snow is...
Statement of responsibility
Ellen Yeomans ; Andrea Offermann
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Illustrations and easy-to-read text celebrate all of the different kinds of snow, from the snow that melts as soon as it hits the ground to packable "Snowman Snow."
Tone
Illustration
Review
  • Like a frosty incantation, Yeomans uses lyrical cadences to itemize the many types of snow, from the first snow—“We’ve waited for so long snow. Is it really snow snow, or only heavy rain?”—to “all gone snow”—“We’ve waited for so long snow. Please, please, no more snow/... our bikes are whispering.” Incorporating a range of winter pastimes, from making snow angels, throwing snowballs, and sledding to tracking critters, avoiding yellow snow, and staying cozy on a blizzardy day, the text takes its time to chant its way through winter’s span. Much like winter itself, some may find that the story stretches a bit long, though Offermann’s captivating pictures help sustain attention. The richly detailed illustrations combine the crispness of manga-inflected pen-and-ink drawings with the softness of watercolor to show an inclusive cast of children experiencing every sort of snow that Yeomans names. Ages 4–8. (Nov.)
			 --Staff (Reviewed 10/21/2019) (Publishers Weekly, vol 266, issue 42, p)
  • Snow. Can't wait for it to appear. Can't wait for it to disappear. From the first hopeful glimpse of what might be the First Snow to an impatient farewell to lingering Spring Snow, Yeomans captures the ever changing nuances of the frozen precipitation and how children interact with it. A simple, repetitive rhyme scheme (all but the fourth line of each verse ends with "snow," and fourth-line pairs rhyme) is soothing and rhythmic, but precise verbs and adjectives make the story shine. "Arms fly up and down snow. / Legs sweep along the ground snow. / Move and flop again snow, / a flock of angels sings." Joyful neighborhood children of diverse races and their equally exuberant pet dogs build snow forts and stage snowball battles, create snow tunnels and slides after shoveling out, and even enjoy "the best snow is Snow Day Snow. / Can't go out in that snow. / Too much coming down snow, / a world of swirling white." (Look for the snoozing Snow Day dogs.) Realistic illustrations are done in pen, ink, and watercolor with digital touches and are a bit reminiscent of Trina Schart Hyman's work. Scenes morph from fall through winter to spring and incorporate snow from soft flurries to blinding blizzards. A perceptive, three-season-ish celebration of snow perfect for a snuggly read. (Picture book. 3-6) (Kirkus Reviews, August 1, 2019)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10817100
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Yeomans, Ellen
Dewey number
[E]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PZ8.3.Y463
LC item number
Som 2019
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • -1
  • 2
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Offermann, Andrea
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Snow
  • Winter
  • Stories in rhyme
  • Stories in rhyme
  • Snow
  • Winter
Target audience
primary
Label
Some snow is..., Ellen Yeomans ; Andrea Offermann
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
2018028168
Dimensions
23 x 27 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780399547546
Lccn
2018028168
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1045649167
Label
Some snow is..., Ellen Yeomans ; Andrea Offermann
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
2018028168
Dimensions
23 x 27 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780399547546
Lccn
2018028168
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1045649167

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