17 Oct 2021


 One of several bloggers {including Gina over at Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers who shared her thoughts on the 12th of October} who over ten days will be participating in this Blog Tour (the full list of which can be found in the Schedule at the bottom of the post). Today {the 7th day of the Tour) its my pleasure to be sharing my thoughts on ...


Target Age: Children (Ages 4-7)

Genre: Children's Picture Book

Publication Date: 10th October 2021

Standalone Book 1 of Siena’s Stories

Estimated Page Count: 32

When we hear snowy day we imagine sledding, snow angels, and hot chocolate. Siena, who lives in Ottawa, also thinks of dance!

Why? Because, when the snow comes down the plows show up and perform what she calls the Dance of the Snow Tractors.

Join Siena on her porch with a mug of something warm and enjoy the show. You'll never see snow plows quite the same way again. ... Synopsis

... First Sentence

... Memorable Moment

My Thoughts ... Where to begin?

I can't say either I nor my fellow book worm {aged five and three quarters} found ourselves particularly excited by the {what for me was its rather non existent} story. 

That's not to say that there weren't things to recommend it though ...

With not much text {the illustrations themselves do much of the talking}, my fellow book worm found much to get excited about when it came to the big, bold pictures; he loved the different snow vehicles, telling me all about the winter they'd got stuck behind a vehicle spreading grit on the roads and 'daddy said a naughty word'. And lets face it, any book that prompts discussion {yes, even if does involve spilling the beans on daddy saying a naughty word} can only be a good thing.

For myself, what really appealed to me was that the story captured the sweet, innocent wonderment of a child's experience of winter in Canada; of how she loved to play in the snow, building snow angels and, most of all, watch the dance of the snow tractors ... something I'm sure Canadian children will joyfully relate to and, those in not such wintry climates, dream of. 

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Kelly said...

Snowy, wintry books are always more like fantasy for those of us in the south. I bet the photos are fun in this one.

nightwingsraven said...

I think that it is positive
that the book captured a
child's experience of the magic
of winter. As well as that it
prompted discussion.

Mary (Bookfan) said...

The cover alone would have my 3 year old grandson reaching for this book!

sherry fundin said...

love the post. i grew up in michigan and also lived in new york for a while, so i am very familiar with snow
sherry @ fundinmental