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Summary: Peter wakes up to find that it snowed overnight and he ventures outside to discover its wonders. The story is written in such a way that you'll use all your senses and enjoy the day just like Peter.
Type of Reading: family reading, anytime reading, playtime reading, read aloud book
Recommended Age: read together: 3 to 8; read yourself: 5 to 8
Interest Level: 3 to 8
Age of Child: Started reading with child 2 years old.
Young Reader Reaction: S/he loved reading about and imitating the snow angels. We've come back to this one several times, and it will likely be a frequent read this winter.
Adult Reader Reaction: It's the same, wonderful story I remember. It's great to be "small" again and think about snow piled higher than we could imagine. The textures of the illustrations are just wonderful.
Pros: There's more to snow in this one than just walking. The author engages you in Peter's fun and the exploration and joys of city snow.
Borrow or Buy: Borrow it to tide you over until you can buy it. It's a classic.