So Much Snow
So Much Snow is simple visual storytelling at its finest. Perfect for that panacea every elementary school kid yearns for: the first snow day of the school year!
Using only graphic design and a white, blue, and yellow color scheme, Park has created a winter wonderland the morning after a very big snowfall. Two energetic and enthusiastic snow shovelers work their way out the door shoveling, shoveling, shoveling until they hit the snowplow tractor. At which point they plow, plow, plow their way to the top of the heaps and heaps of snow.
Once they break through the snow to see sky, they start pelting each other with snowballs before getting down to the business at hand: making the world’s largest snowman. The graphics in this portion of the story are cleverly appointed and creative. The story is vibrant in this mid-section. Without divulging what the two are doing, the reader will be very curious to see what is being heaved up the tunnel ladder that the shovelers set up.
When all is said and done, and their mission accomplished, the shovelers jump on their skis and sled and whoop their way down the shoveled track back into their home, with just a minor blunder along the way.
With less than 40 pages and only 22 words, there is not much to review here, but with what little there is, the reader will not be disappointed. Grab a cup of hot cocoa and enjoy some light-hearted entertainment in the midst of a heavy snow day and let the kids “read” this one to you.