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Monday, January 7, 2013

Snow Creatures

Many years ago a special friend gave THE MOUSE THAT JACK BUILT by Cyndy Szekeres to the boys. It is a slight book in size, perfect for small hands, and it follows the pattern of the Jack story and has a few plot variation that make it less repetitious. And it is better because of the snow creatures! As Jack, a rabbit, builds a snow mouse, two mice simultaneously build a snow rabbit! The ending is a an excellent surprise.

Miraculously, Cyndy has become a friend, and this summer she signed a copy of the book for the grandson of the person who gave it to us. He loves it, too.


  1. I'm always fascinated by these snow creations at the end of one of your neighbor's driveway. Their ephemeral sculptures bring smiles to the visitors in your area!

  2. As you know, I adore snow creatures too. I can't wait to re-read this book. You make every book you write about enticing. I may post a few snow sculpture photos from Quebec City's Winter Carnival, when I get a moment!

  3. ah, isn't it grand how the circle comes round every now and then.