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Dashing Through the Snow

Dashing Through the Snow

by Helaine Becker, illustrated by Werner Zimmermann

ISBN 9781443128223 Board book
ISBN 9781443124522 Hardcover
30 Pages | 6.78" x 6.75" | Ages 2 & Up

Porcupine and his Canadian friends are back in this companion to the #1 National Bestseller A Porcupine in a Pine Tree!

When Sasquatch upsets Santa's sleigh, everyone gets the wrong presents. But that doesn't stop them from having a great time!

Join in the merriment and mayhem as a wild (and familiar) cast of Canadian characters take over the Christmas holidays once again.

With the same jolly rhymes and infectious energy that made A Porcupine in a Pine Tree an instant classic, this Canadian twist on "Jingle Bells" is the must-have, must-give book for the holidays.

Praise for A Porcupine in a Pine Tree:

Winner, CBA Libris Picture Book of the Year
A Globe and Mail Bestseller
A CBC Bestseller
A Quill & Quire Bestseller
A CBA Bestseller

"It's virtually impossible to resist singing along." —Quill & Quire

"A super-serving of Canadiana in perfect time for the holidays . . . quite irresistible." —CM: Canadian Review of Materials

"It's not easy to put a new spin on a holiday classic . . . Bravo to a talented pair for a book that is sheer fun." —Canadian Children's Book News

"The clearly Canadian lyrics are perfectly complimented by the fun and dynamic illustrations . . . Don't be surprised if the quirky text takes over for the old classic tune." —CBC Parents


  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, 2018
  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Starred Selection, 2015
  • Commended, Resource Links, Best of the Year, 2014

Rights Sold

  • French (N. Amer.) - Éditions Scholastic


Also by
Helaine Becker

  • You Got This!: 100 Tips for Being Your Stress-Free Best
  • Stress Less: Tips and Tools to Help You Chill
  • Deck the Halls: A Canadian Christmas Carol
  • Little Jack Horner, Live from the Corner
  • A Porcupine in a Pine Tree

Also by
Werner Zimmermann

  • Snow Day
  • Henny Penny
  • Farmer Joe Baby-Sits
  • Farmer Joe's Hot Day
  • Farmer Joe Goes to the City

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