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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.

3 comments:

  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!

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  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!

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

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