Just One Flake

Abrams. Oct. 2023. 48p. Tr $18.99. ISBN 9781419760112.
K-Gr 2–Liam has a mission: to catch just one snowflake directly on his tongue. He tries to accomplish his goal in a variety of ways, passive and active, all the while having a fun day outside in the snow. Ultimately, he does catch a snowflake, but in his mitten, not on his tongue. That leads to an exciting discovery—a close-up look at an actual snowflake. This sparks his creativity even more to replicate what he’s seen with paper, which, for readers, could naturally segue into a craft or STEM activity during story time. Jonker’s ink-and-digital illustrations are seemingly simple but add a lot of humor and heart to the story. Especially striking is the page in which Liam stares at the snowflake he has caught in his mitten, his eyes aglow in wonder. Both characters (Liam and his female caregiver) have light skin.
VERDICT Highly recommended, this humorous and cozy book is an excellent addition to any collection.

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