If you’re looking for a wintry treat of a book, have we got a winner for you! Frostbite by Julia Dweck and illustrated by Robb Mommaerts will have you mesmerized and coming back for another read again and again!
(I was provided with a copy of this book from the publisher, Sleepy Sheep Productions, in exchange for my honest review. All links to Amazon are affiliate links.)
About the Book
Author: Julia Dweck
Illustrator: Robb Mommaerts
Number of Pages: 56
Summary from publisher, Sleepy Sheep Productions: Bestselling children’s author, Julia Dweck, shares the magic of the holiday season in a delightful story of one boy’s wish for a dog of his very own. After a wintry mix of snow and love, two icy mounds of snow come to life with a bark, a wiggle and a wag. The wonder of childhood is born in this frisky snowpup named Frostbite. Children will be enchanted by the artistry of Robb Mommaerts, whose illustrations perfectly capture the magic of this imaginative picture book. Told in rhyme by a little boy whose dream comes true, this tale will warm the heart of young readers and any parent who remembers wishing for a dog of their very own.
So that’s the truth amidst the snow—As day turned into night,I found a dog to call my own.I’m glad I caught Frostbite.
This is a delightful book for children and their parents alike! We absolutely loved the full-color illustrations. The little boy and his snowdog are precious, the colors of the sky are incredible, and the snowy scenes made me feel almost cold for a second despite our scorching Malaysian temperatures!
The rhyming, rhythmical text is also mesmerizing. I’m very picky about the rhythm of a children’s book, and this one passed my tests with flying colors. I never stumbled over an awkward phrase or meter shift in my first reading or any of my subsequent and oft-requested re-readings. And yes, the kids asked for it again and again and again until I finally had to distract them for my own sanity! It’s a great book, but a mom can only read even the best books so many times in a row in one sitting!
If you’re looking for a wintry treat of a book, this is the book for you. It is available from Amazon in hardcover, paperback, and Kindle versions. I will say that we don’t usually do very well with picture books in electronic format but this book was an exception. My kids were very happy to gather around the laptop and read this again and again.
Aside from being an author, Julia is also an elementary gifted teacher. I love what she has to say about this book in particular:
“I believe that it is a teacher’s role to inspire passion and creativity in his/her students. FROSTBITE highlights the magnificent things that can happen when imagination and love are kindled in a child’s heart.
Warmest wishes, Julia.”