Congratulations to Sarah Dillard, author and illustrator of the upcoming picture book I Wish It Would Snow!, on receiving a stellar review from Kirkus Review. This sweet seasonal story tells the tale of a charismatic brown bunny in a red turtleneck who wishes that it would snow. When his wish finally comes true, the excited bunny only enjoys it momentarily, quickly becoming exasperated at what appears to be too much snow. So it is back to square one, wishing and pleading for the snow to cease. Kirkus Review notes that this cycle of wishing, momentary enjoyment, and wishing for something else acts as a “mirror” of the young readers who will enjoy the book, and “the exuberant characterization, easy-to-read expressions, and limited text make it just right for their short attention spans.” The review also remarks that “sharp-eyed readers will enjoy watching the body language of a purple bird as the bunny expresses their wishes,” and champions that the message of “satisfaction and contentment in the present” also shines through.
You can read the full review and pre-order your copy of I Wish It Would Snow! here.