This is my currently my favorite picture book. I found it in the library last year and we have checked it out many times since then. I love this book so much I’m not even sure what to say about it. I do know that it is currently out of print, a little googling has taught me that Riddell has many other books but I have not yet read any of them.
In this book Katya lives in a forest where it is always summer with her friend Brown (he’s the bear).
Then one day she wakes up to snow. This is Johns favorite picture: I love the illustrations. Katya discovers Jack Frost is in her forest, and this part where she confronts him has made me cry a dozen times. Either I am completely ridiculous or it’s a really, really good book.
Would I recommend it? Yes!
Our library system doesn’t have this book! I may have to have a talk with our favorite librarian! If and when you come visit you have to bring it.