Tuesday, October 12, 2010

The Snowy Day – A Kid's Review

On October 7, the boys and I read The Snowy Day, along with everyone else who participated in Jumpstart's Read for the Record. We read the book online at We Give Books, which ended up donating about 40,000 books (one for each book read online) to preschool classes in low-income communities across America.

Here is Tintin's review:

The Snowy Day
Author/illustrator: Ezra Jack Keats

The Snowy Day is about a boy named Peter who plays on a snowy day. He makes a snowman and he puts a snowball in his pocket. The next day it's gone and he feels sad. There's more snow the next day, so he can make another one. My favorite part was when he dreamed that the snow melted away. I liked this book because it has snow in it and I like to play with snow. I would recommend this book to kids who like snow books.

And because it's barely even fall here in Texas, we decided to make a frozen treat to go along with the book. Pumpkin shaved ice, sweetened with agave nectar (not my favorite, but according to the boys, it was better than french fries but not as good as ice cream):

We're linking this up with the Book Lovers' Blog Hop at Story Time Under the Stars and Read-Aloud Thursday at Hope Is the Word.


Linda said...

Hi! I'm visiting (7 following) from The Book Lovers Blog Hop.

Have a great day!

Linda @ Linda's Lunacy

Brimful Curiosities said...

I'm not sure what my kids would think of the pumpkin shaved ice, but I bet it is fun to make and touch!

Quirky Momma said...

You made the shaved ice yourself? We are in Texas too and it is hot out! Wish we could make some over here :)

B. Streetman said...

It's pretty right now in this corner of Texas. The perfect time to start reading this books and getting ready for "pretend" winter!

Janet said...

I love this book. Ezra Jack Keats has been one of my favorites since I was a child!

FrugalMom said...

We have a bunch of his books....in Danish! I don't know how it happened, but it did and we love them! What a great way to win even more when reading, and I love your special treat.

We are reading Christmas and winter books already as well....which seems crazy with 85-90 degrees outside.

Thank you for participating in the Book Lover’s Blog Hop @ Story Time Under the Stars. I hope you will link up a book review and participate in this week’s Book Lover’s Blog Hop as well.