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Written by Joan Clark

Illustrated by Kady MacDonald Denton

  • 32 Pages
  • 9780888997128
  • 9.310" x 9.310"
  • Reading age from 3 to 5


Publication Date September 01, 2006

Winner of the Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Award

Snow falls all day. Snow falls all week. Snow falls all month!

Sammy's world is a blanket of white. As he clambers up the heaps and mountains of snow, he imagines what might lie beneath -- whales and seals, a black bear and her cubs, or could there be elves mining rubies and emeralds? Finally, the weather turns warm and the snow begins to melt, and Sammy finds a green surprise.

In this simple, atmospheric book, author Joan Clark and illustrator Kady MacDonald Denton create a paean to that magical substance that enchants the eyes of children in winter.

Winner of the Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Picture Book Award 2007

Short-listed for the CLA Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator's Award 2007

Short-listed for the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Award 2007

Long-listed for the SYRCA Shining Willow Award 2007

Selected for the Bank Street College Children's Library Best Children's Books of the Year 2007


Joan Clark
Joan Clark is the author of many award-winning books for children and adults and has received numerous accolades for her children's novels and picture books. She lives in St. John's, Newfoundland.

Kady MacDonald Denton
Kady MacDonald Denton is one of Canada's most highly regarded children's book illustrators. Recognition for her work has included receiving the Governor General's Award. She lives in Peterborough, Ontario.


"...a joyful collaboration that seems as effortless as falling snow...Kady MacDonald Denton packs tremendous energy and verve into her delightful and colourful illustrations." Quill & Quire

"...lyrical, imaginative and repetitive, full of fun and dreams." Resource Links

"...the author uses several wonderful turns of phrase which give this book a poetic feel and make it a pleasure to read aloud." CM Magazine

"...this delicate fantasy will please many young snow fans." Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"The Clark-Denton take on the subject is such that most mortals - young or old - reading this book will long for the advent of winter." Globe and Mail

"The watercolour illustrations are beautiful and significantly enhance the story...An enchanting book by both an award-winning author and an award-winning illustrator." Childhood Education Magazine