The Smallest Snowflake

The Smallest Snowflake The smallest snowflake longs for a home and while her snowflake friends journey to far off destinations she finds her place in life too as the inspiration for an artist When Spring finally comes th

  • Title: The Smallest Snowflake
  • Author: Bernadette Watts
  • ISBN: 9780735822580
  • Page: 149
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The smallest snowflake longs for a home, and while her snowflake friends journey to far off destinations she finds her place in life, too, as the inspiration for an artist When Spring finally comes the smallest snowflake knows that she has fulfilled her destiny.

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    1. This is sort of a weird book. It’s about a sentient snowflake who decides where she wants to fall, and then welcomes her own “death” because the start of spring is so lovely.Now, I think that the paintings are lovely, and the reader will learn a tiny amount about places with ice and snow, and about winter and spring weather, if they’re not too young and they believe in all those sentient snowflakes, that is. I liked the paintings much better than the story, but maybe I shouldn’t have t [...]

    2. Living in Canada, I feel like I have a special appreciation for the snow. In my mind, it’s just not winter without it. I’ve traveled to other cities during the winter, places where there is no snow, and it’s just not the same. Sure it gets cold, but where are the winter jackets? Where are the boots? It’s not winter if you can’t wear your boots.When I picked up Bernadette Watts’s book The Smallest Snowflake, I immediately thought it was a holiday book, while in fact, it’s a book jus [...]

    3. This is a story about a new snowflake that is trying to find her place in the world. This smallest snowflake has just started her life. She is falling down from the sky and following all the other snowflakes. She watches all the older snowflakes and they seem to know where they are going. This small snowflake doesn't know where her place is in the world so she continues to fly around in the sky. She spends many day in the sky and she finally comes to a small village in Wales where she sees an ar [...]

    4. My friend Lisa Vegan made me chuckle and nod when I read her review, "This is sort of a weird book. It’s about a sentient snowflake who decides where she wants to fall, and then welcomes her own 'death' because the start of spring is so lovely." It certainly was a bit of an odd conclusion to the story; in a way, it's a lovely idea and could perhaps be helpful for children dealing with loss. But, really, the book didn't seem to be about that for most of the time--it is more about belonging, fol [...]

    5. The illustrations are the star of this book. They are detailed (probably pen and watercolor) and beautiful. The kids and I enjoyed talking about what we saw on the page. The text was less engaging. I wasn't drawn into wondering where the snowflake would find a home, and the kids kept asking questions about the pictures (over my reading), always a sign of what they find more interesting.

    6. If snow has to melt, that's the sweetest and least sad way it could be told, I suppose. Not bad. Not the most amazing thing. Illustrations were my favorite part. Not really what I'm looking for in storytime, though it could work as an extra in display in a winter or spring theme.

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