Sunshine and Snowballs is written by Margaret Wise Brown and illustrated by Charlotte Cooke. It is a very sweet rhyming book with 32 full colour pages full of beautifully drawn pictures. It shows the contrasting weather throughout a year and introduces the concept of seasons.
The language is simple and pretty, perfectly accessible for a 2 year old to enjoy. The pictures show boys and girls equally, so although this is a sweet book, it isn't feminine. It is full of drawings of children playing and having fun. It's a very happy book.
The tempo and rhythm for each page really matches with each of the pictures incredibly well and a great example of that is this page, which is my personal favourite and very striking compared to the rest of the book.
My boys really like this book. There is so much to see on each page, and so little text that the words lead the story and then the pictures run away with it. I love this book, it's beautiful, really beautiful.
Sunshine and Snowballs is published by Parragon Books and the RRP is £5.99.
We give this book 5/5
I was sent a copy of this book to review