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When It Starts to Snow

When It Starts to Snow

Phillis Gershator; illustrations by Martin Matje

Henry Holt and Co. BYR Paperbacks


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In this charming question-and-answer story, each animal—from the mouse to the bear—tells us what it will do and where it will go when the snow starts to fall from the sky.

This new big book format emphasizes Phillis Gershator's chant-along verse, which encourages listener participation. The inquisitive text and the dashing illustrations by Martin Matje make this a delightful picture book for reading aloud when the weather gets chilly.


Praise for When It Starts to Snow

“With words that roll off the tongue, pictures of charming woodland inhabitants and a dash of science, this one will have readers raring to go on a snow quest of their own.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

“The mood and simplicity of expression recall Ezra Jack Keats' The Snowy Day and Ruth Krauss' The Happy Day.” —Booklist

“[A] cozily satisfying lapsit for that toddler fascinated by both snowflakes and animal noises.” —The Bulletin for the Center of Children's Books

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About the author

Phillis Gershator; illustrations by Martin Matje

PHILLIS GERSHATOR has written several books for children, including Bread Is for Eating, which was co-authored by her husband, David Gershator. She lives with her husband on the island of St. Thomas.

MARTIN MATJE illustrated many award-winning books for children during his lifetime, including Harry and Lulu and Celeste.

Phillis Gershator

© David Gershator

Martin Matje

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Henry Holt and Co. BYR Paperbacks

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