Snow, by Sam Usher, published by Templar Books
So the children were very happy today when I read them the mini picture book version of Sam Usher’s Snow, especially when they saw the glittery, sandpapery-texture of the cover. Like the boy in the book, their eyes widened at the thought of a huge blanket of pure, pillowy snow and the joy of being the first to go out and play in it. The problem, though, is that Grandad, whose presence outside is not just requested but expected, is taking rather a long time to get ready, having a shower and undertaking all his usual morning ablutions. The boy becomes increasingly agitated as he sees his his best friend, and then all his friends, dash out in the snow. Will Grandad ever be ready before all the snow goes?
This is a lovely book about the joys of snow and the fun that can be had between the generations. It’s great to see a grandparent joining in and having fun too (Grandad does rather well in a snowball fight), rather than being portrayed as more passive, slow characters. A great book for a grandchild or a grandparent!