Pablo In the Snow – Teri Sloat, illustrated by Rosalinde Bonnet

         Pablo In the Snow – Teri Sloat, illustrated by Rosalinde Bonnet, Christy Ottaviano Books/Henry Holt and Co., (9781627794121), 2017

Format: Hardcover

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

Genre:   Picture Book

What did you like about the book?  A little lamb named Pablo experiences snow for the first time in this heartfelt winter adventure.  Pablo is excited to explore and with the help of his friends Rabbit, Squirrel, Shrew, and Fox he learns a lot about snow.  Pablo makes footprints in the snow, goes sledding, has a snowball fight and builds a snowman. Each adventure leads to Pablo making a new statement about snow: “Snow is for making a trail,”   “Snow is for fun,” “Snow is for throwing”, “Snow is for making a friend.”  The enchanting India ink and watercolor illustrations perfectly capture Pablo’s excitement and wonder and splotchy white snowflakes cover the pages.  Pablo decides to stay with the snow man after his friends go home and soon is lost in the snowstorm as evening falls. Luckily his Mama and Papa are calling for him and soon Pablo is safe at home.  “‘Snow is for big adventures,’ thinks Pablo.  ‘But snow is cold, and the barn is warm and dry, and Mama and Papa are very, very cozy.’”  This is a perfect addition to snow day stories and is sure to be a hit.

Anything you didn’t like about it? No

To whom would you recommend this book?  This is the perfect addition to a winter themed story time.

Who should buy this book?  Public libraries and elementary school libraries

Where would you shelve it?  Picture books

Should we (librarians/readers) put this at the top of our “to read” piles? Yes

Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City:  Catherine Coyne, Mansfield Public Library, Mansfield, MA

Date of review:  3/19/17             

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