THE SNOW BEAR, by Sean Taylor, Quarto Publishing Group, Book Review

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Description
Snow comes in the night, and Iggy and Martina make a snow bear. But then a sledge ride takes them deep into the woods. How will they get back home again? The Snowbear is a spellbinding story about the magic of snow and the power of a child’s imagination. With a simple text and beautiful illustrations, it will be read again and again. Themes of friendship, loyalty, and bravery make it a great choice for story time, as a bedtime read or on car trips. Children will love the crisp, wintry setting brought to life by Claire Alexander’s art.

Available Editions
EDITION Hardcover
ISBN 9781910277430
PRICE £11.99 (GBP)

Thanks to Netgalley and Quarto Publishing Group for providing me with a copy of this book to read and review!

Wow! Magic and snow! What more can you ask for, says the Canadian reviewer! <wink> <wink>

Writing Children’s book is one of the hardest things for an author to do, I know, I write them too. The illustrations are viable to the success of a well-written, age appropriate story. The title and cover must absolutely grab the attention of a child and the whole package must be approved of by the parent.  If one of these necessary elements isn’t present, then the book fails.

This book deserves an award. It is written extremely well, each page is beautifully illustrated to accompany the story in a magical and realistic manner. If children could have one reason to believe in magic, it would be from reading this book.  Take a very real situation and add danger. Then, give that scenario a hero. What would the hero be on a snow covered mountain? Why a Snowbear, of course! Step back, Frosty The Snowman, there’s a new kid on the block and it’s a bear made of snow!

I love this book and know that young readers will read it over and over again with their eyes wide and filled with the promise of magic being real.  Well done!

I give this book:

The golden apple for the best illustrations! The five stars out of five stars golden award for best story, the golden cup review award, for becoming one of my favorites! Well done!

 

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