Snow by Uri Shulevitz

A snowflake falls onto a gray city.

"It's snowing," said boy with dog.

"It's only a snowflake," said grandfather with beard.

The boy and his dog are excited and go out to see the snow.  Other voices - a man, a woman, the radio, the TV - say no snow.  The boy with the dog knows it it snowing.



But snowflakes don't listen to radio, snowflakes don't watch television.  All snowflakes know is snow, snow, snow.

People go inside as the snow falls.  The boy and his dog play in the snow - joined by some storybook characters from a bookstore.  The snow continues until the city (once gray) is covered in white.

Snow is a Caldecott Honor Book.  This is a good picture book to share on a snowy day (or on a day you are hoping for snow).





  1. redpeffer on January 21, 2013 at 8:09 pm

    We have plenty of snow here-looks perfect!

    • bookwormbear on January 22, 2013 at 12:16 am

      We had some wonderful snow, but it all melted. We’re hoping for more! I hope you enjoy the book.

  2. Amy on January 21, 2013 at 10:48 pm

    I forgot about this book! We must get it this year since we have plenty of real snow to set the perfect mood. 🙂

    • bookwormbear on January 22, 2013 at 12:18 am

      I’m happy to remind you about this book! I just found it myself. I hope you enjoy reading it again – and playing in the real snow.

  3. Mom and Kiddo @What Do We Do All Day? on January 22, 2013 at 5:20 pm

    I love this book! One of my snow-favorites. Thanks for sharing at The Children’s Bookshelf.

    • bookwormbear on January 23, 2013 at 4:19 pm

      I’m glad you like this one. Thanks for hosting The Children’s Bookshelf!

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