|Pablo in the snow|
Author: Sloat, Teri
The heartwarming tale of one little lamb's first snowy adventure.
|Accelerated Reader Information:|
Interest Level: LG
Reading Level: 2.40
Points: .5 Quiz: 189919
Kirkus Reviews (11/01/16)
School Library Journal (12/01/16)
Booklist (+) (11/15/16)
Full Text Reviews:
School Library Journal - 12/01/2016 PreS-K—A sweet little tale about discovery and finding joy in nature, friends, and family. Pablo, a small sheep, wakes up to the delightful surprise of snow falling. Eager to explore, he heads out into the wintry land, meeting friends and learning about all of the different things snow can be used for. After Pablo sleds with Rabbit, has a snowball fight with Squirrel and Shrew, and makes a snowman with Fox, his friends head home, but Pablo stubbornly decides to stay out. As time passes, he realizes that his tracks have disappeared and he doesn't know the way home. Just as he starts to despair, he spots two snow mounds that are actually his mama and papa, who have been searching for their baby. They bring him back to the cozy barn, where Pablo decides that snow is fun but family is the best. Charming cartoon illustrations help set the mood. VERDICT A simple and heartwarming offering for any library, especially those seeking some new and refreshing seasonal stories.—Jasmine L. Precopio, Fox Chapel Area School District, Pittsburgh - Copyright 2016 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.
Booklist - 11/15/2016 *Starred Review* Pablo the little lamb is surprised to awaken to pieces of white clouds falling from the sky. Father explains it’s snow, but Pablo’s never seen snow, so he heads out to experience the “soft, powdery, fluffy” stuff. Also outside are young Rabbit, Fox, Squirrel, and Shrew, each of whom shows Pablo a different aspect of what snow is all about: sledding, throwing, and for making a snowman. But after his friends head home, Pablo has a scary moment when he finds himself lost in the snow until his parents find him. The story’s plot leans toward the familiar, but Sloat’s pithy text, just the right length and cadence for young listeners, gives this playful adventure extra zest. The words pair perfectly with Bonnet’s dynamic—and adorable—watercolors. Simply drawn characters, outlined in india ink, are set against a flake-dappled background that goes darker as night falls. Little ones will relish a tale that has it all: new adventures, fun friendships, and the ultimate realization that while “snow is for big adventures . . . the barn is warm and dry, and Mama and Poppa are very, very cozy.” - Copyright 2016 Booklist.