Winter Arrives

I’ve found the perfect picture book for the season.

Winter

Winter Is Here is written by award-winning author/illustrator Kevin Henkes and illustrated by his talented wife Laura Dronzek. Each page turn of Henkes’ lyrical text walks readers through a gentle snowfall, using delightful words like “falling, sitting, dripping, sticking, reaching, crouching, and settling.” Laura Dronzek’s illustrations, done in soft colors, depict a gorgeous winter wonderland that makes the reader want to jump into each scene and join in the winter fun. The lighthearted tone of Henkes’ text at the beginning of the book changes to reveal the blustery part of Winter. Dronzek’s illustrations follow the mood of the text by creating white and gray scenes, deep blue night skies, and tree branches and chimney smoke bending and swirling in the howling wind. And then, when it seems Winter will stay forever, Henkes gives the reader hope as Winter slowly “shrinks away” and “slows down” to reveal Spring!

Grab a cup of hot chocolate and enjoy this feel-good book. The endpapers of the book show mittens at the beginning and flowers and butterflies at the end – a very clever way to demonstrate the passage of a season.

 

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3 Comments on “Winter Arrives”

  1. eve robillard Says:

    Thanks, Cathy. I’m sure they’ll be appearing in town soon . . . what a delightful couple!

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  2. Kris Bauers Says:

    This looks adorable! I think my daughter would get a kick out of this, adding it to the Christmas list! Thank you so much! I just got the Benjamin Birdie series by Michael Dotsikas, he just released his second book, Benjamin Birdie and the Tree Dwellers. If you haven’t heard of it, go check it out! Educational, charming and great illustrations. You can read more about the author here, http://www.michaeldotsikas.com. Happy reading and thank you for the recommendation!

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