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The ground is covered in snow and one little boy can't WAIT to get outside and play. But his grandad is taking SO LONG to get ready . . . When they finally leave the house, they have a very surprising adventure! A beautiful mini hardback gift edition of Sam Usher's bestselling SNOW, complete with glittering cover finish.

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10th December '17
I read it to Squirt aged 4 aged 4
Snow (Mini Gift Edition) 9781787410596
5 stars
A beautiful cover on this gift edition, all sparklers, so my 4 year old loved it. It was perfect for today as we snuggled under a blanket and watched the snow outside! The pictures are lovely and the story is a cute one about a boy and his grandfather off out in the snow to play. My daughter liked seeing all the animals joining in the snowball fight and laughed to see the penguin under the table at the end. 
11th December '17
I read it to eric_ aged 4 aged 4
Snow (Mini Gift Edition) 9781787410596
5 stars
Beautiful little book to be given as a gift! My son already started by loving the cover, very nicely done. The story is also very nice with the kid having to learn to be patient, since the grandad is taking a long time to go outside to play in the snow. They do play in the snow and even zoo animals are there too. After this my son wanted snow and we had to improvise inside the house. Then just as magic, it snowed the next day. Perfect timing.
11th December '17
LJ read it themselves aged 2 aged 2
Snow (Mini Gift Edition) 9781787410596
5 stars
This book arrived at the perfect time - the following day I had Tommy and LJ to sleep and we had heavy snow forecast for the whole day! Unfortunately the snow was only a light dusting but this didn't distract from the beauty of this book. The front cover is textured and LJ loved running her fingers over it. The illustrations are just wonderful and the relationship between the boy and his grandad is one of the central themes of the book. A special book about relationships, fun, anticipation, and the joy of snow.  Already a favourite. 
28th December '17
Xavier read it themselves aged 6 aged 6
Snow (Mini Gift Edition) 9781787410596
5 stars
This is a great little book which made an amazing gift for Xavier this Christmas. Especially as he experienced the snow fall this year at Grandads house and Grandad took forever to get ready ;-) 

The cover is really beautiful and glittery which was appealing to Xavier and he found the book really easy to read. We will definitely be recommending this to our friends and family. 
9th January '18
I read it to Ivy aged 5 aged 5
Snow (Mini Gift Edition) 9781787410596
5 stars
Beautiful illustrations throughout the book. We loved the textured front cover it added an extra special touch. Ivy and I loved the story of the boy wanting to play in the snow but grandad was taking too long.(sounds familiar to Ivy). We loved the ending Too. I think this is a really special story and a great winter read for children. 
6th January '19
I read it to Pre-schoolA aged 2 to 4
Snow (Mini Gift Edition) 9781787410596
5 stars
Snow is a lovely book about an excited boy ready to go out in the snow with his grandad. I really loved this book as it's basically me on a snow day! I understand all too well the troubles and urgency this boy has to go out in the snow as this book is exactly how myself and my grandad act on a snow day. It doesn't snow much here so I never saw snow until I was a teenager and so I still get very excited even today and make my grandad go out in it but he's still never quick enough!   Aside from last year it hadn't snowed here for at least five years and so most of the children had only experienced snow once in their lives and so it's very new and exciting to them and seeing the boy have fun in the snow reminded them of the fun they had earlier in the year which was nice and one of those exciting times for them where they'd all say it at the same time as they were so excited to share what they liked about snow they couldn't wait their turn! The story is a simple story but perfectly shows the process children and adults have on a snow day which is enjoyable for the children to listen to and it shows very well the excitement the snow has brought the little boy. The illustrations are lovely and are brilliant at showing the atmosphere and how the young boy is feeling. The pictures at the end are especially nice and the children really liked how fun and creative they were as with even the best snow day we've not seen those! I thought the characters were fantastic and very relatable. I like how we really got to feel for the boy who so desperately wanted to be outside but it was great that it all worked out well in the end even if it wasn't exactly how he wanted. Snow is a really great book that made us all very excited and got the children talking about their experiences with all their friends, fingers crossed we'll wake up to some this year as it would be nice to reread it to them when it's actually going to snow as that would make the book even more exciting than it currently is (and it excited them a lot!)
16th December '17
I read it to Piglet aged 6 aged 6
Snow (Mini Gift Edition) 9781787410596
5 stars
This is the sweet and simple tale of a boys excitement when he wakes one day to discover that overnight it has snowed. Eager to be the first out in the fresh and unmarked snow he waits patiently for his grandfather to get ready to leave the house. After what seems an eternity, his grandfather is ready. While they may not have been the first out, they definitely have a great day! 

With an unexpected twist at the end this is a delightful wintry tale.
18th December '17
I read it to Little One aged 3 aged 3 & to Baby aged 1 aged 1
Snow (Mini Gift Edition) 9781787410596
5 stars
The nameless little boy in the story is super happy to be greeted by snow one morning. He proves to be such a patient child waiting for his grandfather to get ready! However, by the end of the story they both have great fun and conclude that fun in the snow was "definitely worth waiting for." 

An enjoyable read for toddlers and up, observing a lovely relationship between a grandfather and grandson. 
19th December '17
I read it to Ellielebugjnr aged 2 aged 2
Snow (Mini Gift Edition) 9781787410596
5 stars
This is a beautiful gift especially for Christmas. Lovely with glitter immediately caught Sophie's rye. It's a lovely tale simple one sentence per page. Lovely illustration s.
3rd January '18
I read it to Soopa aged 3 aged 3
Snow (Mini Gift Edition) 9781787410596
5 stars
This is an absolutely delicious book! It arrived just before Christmas and it feels like a treat right from the start as the cover has tactile sparkly snow. The story is all about playing in the snow with some surprise animals. It's short and feels a bit oldy-worldy. We read it with my daughter at bedtime and she insisted on reading it three times straight away which is a resounding endorsement! When it did actually snow we were able to read it with a new understanding (my three year old hadn't actually seen snow before). It's a really lovely story that we are going to keep in our Christmas box.
14th November '17
I read it to Chloe aged 9 aged 9
Snow (Mini Gift Edition) 9781787410596
5 stars
This is a lovely picture book about the excitement of the first falling of snow. The little boy is frustrated by his grandfathers slow pace but learns that patience pays. The lovely illustrations bring this book to life.
4th January '18
I read it to SC aged 5 aged 5
Snow (Mini Gift Edition) 9781787410596
5 stars
Snow is a beautifully illustrated story for younger readers. Sam enjoyed pointing out all the animals playing in the snow and the way that the illustrations linked from one page to the next. This is a really nice gift edition with a glittery, sparkly cover. 
11th December '17
I read it to LA12 aged 5 aged 5
Snow (Mini Gift Edition) 9781787410596
4 stars
The theme of this story could not have been more apt, as we read it while looking at the snow outside. Leo loved the beautiful snow-covered front cover on this little gift edition. He thought it was funny when the little boy was trying to get his grandad to hurry up so they could go out to play in the snow. He liked finding the little penguin at the end too! 
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About Sam Usher

Sam McBratney has won many awards for his children's books and is best known as the author of the multi-million selling Guess How Much I Love You which was shortlisted for the 1994 Kurt Maschler Award, and is now one of the world's bestselling picture books. Sam lives in Northern Ireland.

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