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  • Winner, Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator's Award, 2010
  • Short-listed, Shining Willow Award (Saskatchewan Young Readers' Choice), 2012
  • Short-listed, OLA Blue Spruce Award, 2011
  • Short-listed, Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Award, 2010
  • Short-listed, Libris Awards - Children's Picture Book of the Year, 2010
  • Commended, Today’s Parent, 100 BEST Canadian kids’ books of all time, 2015
  • Commended, Bank Street College of Education - Best Children's Books of the Year, 2012
  • Commended, Keystone to Reading Elementary Award Master List, 2012
  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, 2012
  • Commended, Toronto Public Library First & Best Booklist, 2009

Perfect Snow Canadian Title

By Barbara Reid   

Scholastic Canada Ltd | ISBN 9780545985772 Hardcover
32 Pages | 10.3" x 10.3" | Ages 3 to 8

Barbara Reid delivers her most perfect story yet!

A perfect snow has fallen, and first-grader Scott and fourth-grader Jim have been daydreaming the morning away, making plans, doodling sketches of snowmen and snow forts, all in anticipation of recess and the endless possiblities of this perfect snow.

Barbara Reid uses her signature Plasticine style and blends it for the first time with ink wash panels to create a unique mixed media masterpiece. Drawing inspiration from the schoolyard of her own Toronto childhood and the ones she visits today, she manages to create authentic images to which readers of all ages will relate.

Perfect Snow is a timeless Canadian tale that will beautifully enhance any snowy day!

Raves & reviews:

Praise for Perfect Snow:

Winner, Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator's Award, 2010
Shortlist, Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Award, 2010
Shortlist, CBA Libris Picture Book of the Year, 2010
Shortlist, OLA Blue Spruce Award, 2011
CCBC Best Books for Kids and Teens, 2010
Resource Links, Best of the Year, 2009

"Inventive, modern visual storytelling . . . spectacular" —Horn Book

"Reid's trademark Plasticine artwork gives wonderful depth and texture to the pages, while the details she includes are impressive . . . a great choice, no matter what the season." —Kirkus

"Reid has again touched the apex of creativity with her signature Plasticine illustrations . . . One can practically hear the screams of delight emanating from the pages!" —Canadian Children's Book News

"It's always impressive how Reid manages to animate her characters so vividly in an unusual medium . . . It makes readers want to hurry out into the snow, or — better yet — get some Plasticine and start shaping it themselves." —Quill & Quire