Crow & Snow
Author: Robert Broder
Illustrator: Olivier Tallec
Simon & Schuster
I was not ready for the emotional wallop that this picture book packed.
A scarecrow stands alone in a field with no company, lonely. Lonely, that is, until some kids build a snowman that ends up keeping the scarecrow company. Inevitably, the snowman melts, leaving the scarecrow for a while, returning after the changing seasons, picking up where their friendship left off. Indeed, one time, their friendship survives a long absence.
I was not ready for the emotional wallop that this picture book packed. In easy, almost sneaky language, the book tells the story of lifelong friends that span a “lifetime” and grow a deep, loving bond, that survives many breaks and ebbs. For adults who have experienced those friendships, yes, you will find yourself tearing up as you end the book. For kids that are learning about friendship, the story serves as a great reminder that you can hold people dear whether they are in your life for a moment, a season or a lifetime.
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My thanks to Simon & Schuster for providing a Review Copy of this book. All opinions provided herein are my own.
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