Product Details
List Price:
5 to 8
K to 3
Trim Size:
8.5" x 11"
Boyds Mills Press
ISBN-13: 978-1-59078-562-1
Full-color illustrations

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About the Book


Three mothers and their little ones wait for winter's first snowfall. The last leaves of autumn are falling. The wind is blowing and the bushes are bare. The earth is ready for winter, and so are three mothers—a fox, a hare, and a human—whose young ones anxiously await the first snow of winter. Each evening they ask their mothers the same question: "Mama, will it snow tonight?" The snow may not come this night, but soon, when the moon looks right, the mothers know the snow will fall.


"This simple, beautiful portrayal of anticipation answers young children's desire for reassurance as well as information." Booklist

"Carlstrom's gently repetitive, more-or-less rhythmic delivery abets a sense of inevitability to the proceedings. . . . Even though the Mamas' initial answers are in the negative, they help their children see the signs that indicate the arrival of winter." —Kirkus Reviews

Meet the Illustrator

Paul Tong

Paul Tong is the illustrator of Some Babies Sleep by Cynthia Cotton and Pecos Bill by Stephen Krensky. He lives in Berkeley, California.

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