Snow on Snow on Snow

by Cheryl Chapman and Synthia Saint James

Inspired by Christina Rossetti's poem "In the Bleak Midwinter," this picture... read more

Inspired by Christina Rossetti's poem "In the Bleak Midwinter," this picture story begins "Once upon a winter's day / I woke up / under blankets under blankets under blankets." Using repeating prepositional phrases, Chapman's young narrator tells of going out with a dog and sled to play. Although the dog disappears for a moment, all live "happily ever after ever after ever after." Saint James' artwork picturing a brown-skinned child and mother with abstract features was rendered in oil and acrylic on canvas. Her landscapes are filled with bright skies and a rainbow of playmates and snowsuits. (Ages 3-6)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1994

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