Sunday, December 30, 2012

Cold Snap by Eileen Spinelli

How's the weather where you are?  In this story, it's cold out there!

Knopf Books sent me a copy of this book for review (thank you).  It has been published, so check with your local bookstore for a copy.

Toby Mills is a small community.  Everyone knows everyone else.  They know each others habits.  All the children play with each other.  And a cold snap affects them all.

My favorite part of the tale was watching the icicle on the founder's nose get longer.  As the cold days stretch on, the icicle keeps growing.

When everyone is totally depressed about the weather, the Mayor's wife comes up with an idea.  She has a huge bonfire and food and drinks and snow treats and everyone has fun.  The next day the weather begins to warm, too.

Have you had sugar-on-snow candy?  There's recipe in this book.

Happy reading.     

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