The Snowy Day, is part of the Pip and Posy range by the well known illustrator Axel Scheffler. If you have little ones under 5, then these are a great range of colourful books filled with comfort and humour. There’s even a website dedicated to the World of Pip and Posy which has lots of games, news and activities for fans to get stuck into. In The Snowy Day, Pip and Posy can’t wait to go outside to enjoy the snow, but first they have to dress warmly. They put on their scarves, hats, mittens and waterproof boots and then they’re ready to head outside. They catch snow flakes on their tongues, make snow angels, and sledge down a steep hill.
But the fun doesn't last. Posy announces that she wants to build a snowmouse, but Pip wants to build a snowrabbit. As they can’t agree it soon turns into a fight with Posy throwing the snowmouse’s head at Pip who then in turn pushes Posy facedown into the snow. Oh dear! However, they soon make up and head back indoors to warm up and play playdough making lots of different animals.
The Snowy Day is a great book for the mini people in your life who have yet to see their first snow fall, or for reading at a winter theme at nursery/play group. It shows young children what clothing you need to wear before going out into cold, snowy weather and also shows what fun can be had in the snow; making snow angels, having snow fights and building snowmen. And even showing how little ones can resolve their differences after arguments.
Axel became a household name for illustrating the Gruffalo, the Gruffalo’s Child and many of Julia Donaldson’s stories. His style is distinctive and recognisable for his bright, colourful illustrations and cute characters. The Snowy Day is no exception and with the hard back it has a lovely soft cushiony feel, great for little hands to hold. There are seven books in the Pip and Posy range by Axel Scheffler, which are aimed at 2 years and above.
The Snowy Day is available at all good bookshops and direct from Nosy Crow.