Snow – Joan Clark

In Joan Clark’s Snow, a young boy imagines what is under all the mountains of snow which cover his neighbourhood through the winter.   The story is simple and seems a pale comparison to Ezra Keat’s Snowy Day but the illustrations are lovely and invite further imagination and extension by the reader.  The ending certainly draws a smile.  Young readers would be able to read this story with confidence as the language and structures are simple and are repeated.  I wish I could change a line when the boy starts to imagine what is under the snow and repeat his mother’s questions of “What are you doing?” so that it would foreshadow the final line.  Themes in the story would fit curricular objectives for weather, winter, imagination, changes, childhood, story construction. 


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