Samson in the Snow – Philip C. Stead


61ivpaeamdl Samson in the Snow – Philip C. Stead, Roaring Brook Press, (9781626721821), 2016

Format: Hardcover picture book

Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5

What did you like about the book? Samson is a wooly Mammoth who pulls up weeds, except for dandelions, which he considered a flower, because he loves their bright yellow color. When a little red bird comes by to gather flowers for a sick friend, Samson is happy to provide three of his flowers. Samson falls asleep and wakes to a white world of snow, which causes him to begin worrying about the fragile little bird. Samson rescues a little mouse buried in the snow; the two continue together until they find the little red bird in the snow with the three yellow dandelions. The bird guides them t a warm place out of the snow. This is a story of kindness, gentleness and friendship, about caring for one another.

Anything you didn’t like about it? Not a thing.

To whom would you recommend this book? Share this one with all young children along with A Sick Day for Amos McGee also by Philip C. Stead and Erin E. Stead.

Who should buy this book? All public libraries and day-care centers

Where would you shelve it? Picture books

Should we (librarians) put this on the top of our “to read” piles? Yes.

Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City: Katrina Yurenka, Moderator, Youth Services Book Review

Date of review: 11/12/2016

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