We kind of jumped the gun this week, and put up a few our Christmas decorations. One of which is this beautiful light wreath, illuminating the falling snow outside.
To accompany the snow, I’ve fixed myself a steaming cup of hot chocolate – to be enjoyed with my “healthy” dessert of chocolate chips and almonds…
As part of our festive day, we read a few of my absolute favourite snow picture books, and I thought I’d feature them here.
First of all, First Snow, by Bernette Ford. Anyone who knows me well knows that I happen to love rabbits. So, any picture book that features them gets an automatic second glance from me. However, First Snow, gets to stick around. It is such a lovely, magical tale of rabbits enjoying an evening venture through their first snowfall. Complete with owls, foxes and playing children, this sweet story is sure to warm your heart. And the illustrations are just delightful.
The second snow book we read today was, Toot & Puddle: Let it Snow, by Holly Hobbie. I love Toot & Puddle. I usually don’t put much stock in book series that are also TV shows, as so often they turn into money-making machines, full of sub-par writing. But, I have to say, Toot & Puddle always speak to me (at least the books do. I haven’t watched the TV show enough to know, although I’m sceptical). Holly Hobbie has a way of capturing those precious moments, as well as the thoughts and dreams and passions that are inside all of us. I always find myself wanting to be Toot and Puddle simultaneously. And there is often such sweetness and wisdom in the books.
Let it Snow is no exception. It chronicles the adventures of Toot & Puddle to make the perfect Christmas presents for each other. “The best present was usually something you made yourself, a one-of-a-kind thingamijig, not just a whatsit anyone could buy in a store.” But, of course, the most wonderful gift of all is precious time spent together – on the eve of the first snow, naturally. Treat yourself to Toot and Puddle for your first snow.
And now, I think I’ll settle into my window, under said wreath, with a glorious book and savour the moment. Happy first snow!
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