Friday, December 28, 2012

Waiting for Winter

Sebastian Meschenmoser's Waiting for Winter is just the type of warm, silly fun that is perfect for this cold, sometimes stark season. The hasty, frenzied looking pencil sketched squirrel, hedgehog and bear look just as you would imagine animals avoiding hibernation would and their quest for the first snowflake of winter provides lots of laughs (especially for young readers well aware that the droopy white sock discovered is definitely not snow!).

These lively, curious creatures provide not only fun, but are part of the cozy, satisfying ending- taking in their first snowfall ever. Meschenmoser's tale is short on text , but full of expression and emotion through his quirky and impressive illustration. A wonderful addition to fireside bedtime stories...

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