Children book, The snowflake mistake by Lou Treleaven&Maddie Frost
I'm trying to fix a library day every week with my child. If possible, I would like to take her more often.
Children who are accustomed to moving screens through games or YouTube may find paper books boring. However, the library has a space for children to play together and has a variety of things to see. Children can naturally immerse themselves the paper book in the library. Adults are no exception. I also read books to my child and gradually entered the world of stories. Reading fairy tale books as an adult presents another pleasure to me.
When I was a child, there weren't as many pretty children's books printed in color as there are now. I loved the children's bible I had. Because the pictures in the book were the only ones in color. The picture book with ukiyo-e pictures that my father owned was another jewel for me. When I recall those days, I know very well how important children's books in color are.
Today, I would like to introduce a book that gave me and my daughter great joy.
It is the Snowflake Mistake, and has a good rhyme like a melody with the wonderful title. This book was written by the autor, Lou Treleaven&Maddie Frost.
I love the brilliant ideas in this book. Children enjoy the reason why snow falls from the sky with a lot of imagination. This book also includes why snow falls from the sky. The setting is that the queen of the snow palace makes snow with a machine and sprinkles it on top of the clouds.
There is one day like that in every storybook. This book also says that one day, the mother, the Snow Queen, goes out for a while. Her daughter Ellie entrusted her snow machine.
However, Ellie forgets to activate the snow machine while playing with her friends, the birds. Belatedly, she was in a hurry, but her machine was already broken.
It ended up being a snowless winter. A child who wants to ride a sleigh, who wants to have a snowball fight, and who wants to build a snowman look up at the sky, eagerly hoping for snow on the green grass.
Ellie decides to make her own handmade Snowflakes without a machine.
This part will make you laugh with lovely illustrations. Her friends, birds also help make snowflakes.
Fortunately, thanks to Ellie's handmade snow, the children can enjoy the winter.
But when Ellie's mother returns home, she discovers that the snowflakes are too different in shape and size.
Ellie is afraid of being disappointed by her mother, but her mother comforts and encourages her, saying that being different is original. The two embrace lovingly.
And the last chapter introduces how to make snowflakes with paper. It's fun, informative, and it's good to be able to craft with your child.
Myungja Anna Koh