Monday, December 29


Written and illustrated by John Rocco

My rating: ★★★★

ISBN: 978-1423178651
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Date of publication: October 30, 2014
Age: 3 - 7 years

Themes: winter, snowed in,

One winter, it started snowing. And snowing. It did not stop until four feet of snow blanketed the ground. At first, it was fun; but as the days passed with no snowplows, food started running low and cabin fever started running high. Will one heroic boy be able to brave the blizzard's dumping and get what his family and friends need?

Based on Rocco's real life experience with a massive blizzard, the story is certainly well done. The text is simple, and to the point; it's the illustrations that really express the emotions. With each passing day, people get a little more antsy. When the boy finally decides to go out to the store himself, his preparation, journey, and subsequent exhaustion take the reader on an adventure. Makes you chilly just looking at it! I really like Rocco's work and wonder if he'll get pegged for another Caldecott Honor. Blizzard certainly deserves it.

Find it at your library or on Amazon

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