Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Waiting for Winter
I'm sharing another Kane Miller publishing book here today, this time from Germany. It's called Waiting for Winter by Sebastian Meschenmoser. Three friends, a squirrel, a hedgehog and a bear, who should be hibernating, decide to stay up this year and wait for winter. Deer tells squirrel in passing that winter is almost here and it's going to snow; 'white and wet and cold and soft'. The friends worry that winter may already be here and they just don't know it. They each bring back something with some of the characteristics described by deer and wonder if it is snow. Oh how wonderful it will be when it snows properly each thinks of there found 'snow'. There is a sparseness of text, many pages don't have any words at all and the beautiful pencil illustrations likewise have a minimal touch of color. But it's not sparse on charm, humor and determination as these three discover what winter and snow is like for the first time.
As always if you are interested in any Usborne or Kane Miller publishing books you can contact me. I also wanted to re note that Kane Miller books are now being sold exclusively through Usborne reps and are not available from retailers. I can assist you in a purchase or help you find a local rep near you.