Waking up to a snow-covered world, children dash outdoors:
“We’re silly-willy laughy, feeling slightly daffy, leaping through the snow—
Follow along as they playfully romp through the freshly-fallen snow: sledding, shoveling, making snow angels, and throwing snowballs. Even the woodland animals are taking part in the winter fun!
At the end of a satisfying day, the children go home to shed wet clothes and enjoy hot cocoa by the fire, tired yet exhilarated. It’s what every snowy day should be!
We’re silly-willy laughy, feeling slightly daffy, leaping through the snow—
We’re skiing and we’re sliding. Down our hill we’re gliding. We trudge back up and shout—
Dogs are yippy-yapping, each one is snow-flake snapping, lapping up the snow—
Excerpted from Snow Happy! by Patricia Hubbell. Copyright © 2010 by Patricia Hubbell. Excerpted by permission of Tricycle Press, a division of Random House LLC. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.
About Patricia Hubbell
PATRICIA HUBBELL began writing poetry when she was in the third grade. Besides writing and reading, she enjoys painting, sculpting, horses, and gardening. Her books have received many honors and awards. Patricia still lives and writes in her hometown of Easton, Connecticut. You can read more about Patricia at www.kidspoet.com. She lives in Easton, Connecticut.
About Hiroe Nakata
HIROE NAKATA has illustrated many books for children with her cheerful and delightful watercolors. For Snow Happy, she researched her own neighborhood's parks, trees, and wildlife during snowfalls, and the local children in colorful knits were inspiring to her. Hiroe lives in Brooklyn, New York.