Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Snow on Snow on Snow

"In the bleak midwinter,
    Frosty wind made moan,
Earth stood hard as iron,
   Water like a stone;
Snow had fallen, snow on snow,
   Snow on snow,
In the bleak midwinter
   Long ago.

from "in the Bleak Midwinter" by Christina Rossetti (1830-1894)

This poem is referenced in the dedication page of Snow on Snow on Snow by Cheryl Chapman.

"Once upon a winter's day, I woke up under blankets under blankets under blankets. At breakfast Mama filled up my plate with food next to food next to food. I pulled on clothes over clothes over clothes. We stepped out the door into snow on snow on snow."

Perfectly capturing the comforting feelings of snuggling under the covers on a full tummy in the deep of winter, this book simplifies the concepts of layering and spacial relationships (i.e. behind, below, around, into).

1 comment:

Jeff Kahl said...

I can't wait to take our boy out into the snow on snow on snow.