Making the Best of a Frozen Situation
By Eileen Spinelli
Knopf, $17.99, 40 pages
The town of Toby Mills is getting cold: there is snow on the ground and the children are making snowballs, snowmen, and going sledding while the grown-ups are making soups and mittens. Unfortunately for the residents of Toby Mills, the cold isn’t stopping and each day gets colder and colder. It’s up to the town as a whole to find warmth and togetherness in the dead of winter.
Cold Snap is a delightful children’s book about a town struggling with frigid temperatures and increasingly cold residents. Author Eileen Spinelli chronicles the daily temperature drops in funny and endearing ways and nicely shows how the town comes together around a bonfire to feel warm together. The illustrations by Marjorie Priceman are absolutely beautiful throughout the book and go well with the story. This is a great book that young children and their parents will enjoy reading together and the perfect book to read while enjoying some hot chocolate.
Reviewed by Barbara Cothern