Dream Snow

by Eric Carle (Author) Eric Carle (Illustrator)

Dream Snow
Reading Level: 2nd − 3rd Grade

It's December 24th, and the old farmer settles down for a winter's nap, wondering how Christmas can come when there is no snow! It is in his dream that he imagines a snowstorm coming and covering him and his animals--named One, Two, Three, Four and Five--in a snowy blanket. But when the farmer awakens, he finds that it has really snowed outside, and now he remembers something! Putting on his red suit, he goes outside, puts some gifts under the tree for his animals, and presses a button near a Christmas tree, creating a most surprising musical treat for children everywhere.

  • Few in number are the parents who have made it through their toddler's years on just one copy of Carle's The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Dream Snow has similar ingredients: a simple story, lively collage-like illustrations and a fun gimmick for little hands . . . --Time
  • This is a simple, well-told story about a simple farmer. . . . Viewers. . . will want to get their hands on it. --The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
  • Carle fans and toddlers learning the basics will . . . enjoy the gentle text and creative design features. --Booklist
  • The pictures are in Carle's trademark richly colored and textured collages that capture the snowy magic of Christmas. --Kirkus Reviews

Review quotes

Few in number are the parents who have made it through their toddler's years on just one copy of Carle's The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Dream Snow has similar ingredients: a simple story, lively collage-like illustrations and a fun gimmick for little hands . . . --Time

This is a simple, well-told story about a simple farmer. . . . Viewers. . . will want to get their hands on it. --The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

Carle fans and toddlers learning the basics will . . . enjoy the gentle text and creative design features. --Booklist

The pictures are in Carle's trademark richly colored and textured collages that capture the snowy magic of Christmas. --Kirkus Reviews

Eric Carle
Eric Carle is acclaimed and beloved as the creator of brilliantly illustrated and innovatively designed picture books for very young children. His best-known work, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, has been translated into 70 languages and sold over 55 million copies. Carle illustrated more than seventy books, many best sellers, most of which he also wrote, and more than 170 million copies of his books have sold around the world. In 2003, Carle received the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award (now called the Children's Literature Legacy Award) for lifetime achievement in children's literature. In 2002, Eric and his wife, Barbara, cofounded The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art (www.carlemuseum.org) in Amherst, Massachusetts, a 40,000-square-foot space dedicated to the celebration of picture books and picture book illustrations from around the world, underscoring the cultural, historical, and artistic significance of picture books and their art form. Eric Carle passed away in May 2021 at the age of 91. His work remains an important influence on artists and illustrators at work today. www.eric-carle.com
Classification
Fiction
ISBN-13
9780399173141
Lexile Measure
510L
Guided Reading Level
J
Publication date
October 20, 2015
Series
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