Eric Carle's newest book "Dream
Snow" is a dream to read. It is a book about
giving to others. The main character is a farmer who views life
simply. He names his farm animals by number, since he can count
them on one hand. He gives his tree the name "Tree".
The Farmer does his work then has a dream
about snow. In his dream every character becomes covered with snow.
The book cleverly has a plastic "snow" sheet that can be
lifted to show the animals underneath. The words are repetitive
and simple enough for an emergent reader to read.
The Farmer wakes up to find it snowed in
reality and he remembers something he needs to do for the animals.
(There is also a quaint resemblance to Santa.) He opens his pack
and decorates Tree. There is a gift labeled for each animal and a button
that "twinkles " when pushed.
I highly recommend this story for the 3 to 5
age group (and for all Eric Carle fans!) Older children
would find this book easy to read. It is sure to become a classic
Christmas tale. It would make a fantastic gift for the