Sunday, January 20, 2013

Let it snow, Let it snow, Let it snow...

In our neck of the woods, we are getting ready to enter the deep freeze, a cold snap (i.e. it is going to be too damned cold to do much of anything outdoors; I still don't know how those crazy people in Minnesota and North Dakota do it). A good time to snuggle in around the fireplace with some books, drink some hot chocolate, and call it a day.

Here are a few of my cold-weather favorites:

My oldest absolutely adored this book, produced exclusively for the Gap around 2005. It was the first book that she learned to pretend read:). The pages are very welcoming for little hands (each page is covered with one illustrated word or phrase; i.e. "Sparkly trees." The glittering trees, rising up off the page, just ask to be touched). Some copies are still available on ebay
The wonder and excitement of new-fallen snow is captured beautifully by Keats in this vibrant book. Via
A book as fun as coasting downhill on some well-packed snow, without the effort of having to walk back up the hill.
And for the older crowd, who can resist the frozen tundra of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. When I think of this book, the first thing that comes to mind is the crystalline landscape, the ground and pines muffled in a blanket of snow that silences the footsteps of the child who ventures within. Via  
Stay warm (or as we like to call it in the Alice house, "comfycozy"). ~Alice
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