Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Book Review: 'Snowflakes Fall' by Patricia MacLachlan

✰✰✰✰✰ Every single snowflake is different. Each one is unique and beautiful in its own way, just like children. As the snowflakes fall, they cover the gardens. As the seasons change, the snowflakes become the rain that makes the flowers bloom again. And the children remember the snowflakes. No two are ever the same, but all are beautiful, just like children.

The Bottom Line: This story of renewal was inspired by the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012. MacLachlan’s powerful words and Kellogg’s vibrant and dreamy watercolors combine to convey a message of hope as the seasons change and the cycle of life begins again. Very highly recommended for helping children understand loss. This picture book also emphasizes the beauty of each unique individual.

Details: Snowflakes Fall written by Patricia MacLachlan & illustrated by Steven Kellogg. Hardcover picture book published by Random House in 2013. 32 p. ISBN: 978-0-385-37693-8

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