One Snowy Night

Summary:

The winter winds blew hard. So hard that the leaf-house Little Hedgehog had built blew away. Just as the cold started cutting through him, Father Christmas delivered his present: A warm, woolly hat. But it didn't work for Little Hedgehog, who shared this generous gift with Rabbit, and it passed through several friends, each trying to help another. Who would ultimately keep the hat?


Reader Enjoyment Factors:

Kids will love this story about the animals sharing a special present.

Content Awareness Factors:

Absolutely none.


Little Kid Reaction

Touch-and-feel stories are still among our daughter's favorites. This book was an instant hit, not only because she could feel the hat on each page, but because she loved the story (and Little Hedgehog). We had LOTS of requests to read and re-read this one.

Parent Reaction

This is a wonderful book. We will read it again next year as part of our holiday collection, although it is good enough (and appropriate) to read all year long. It was great to find a touch-and-feel book for the more sophisticated listener.

Type of Book:
This seasonal book offers a year-round lesson on caring and sharing.
Educational Themes:

The themes of the story are intertwined: caring, sharing, and friendship. Given that the hat ultimately becomes a "sleeping bag," the book offers a chance to talk about creative uses for ordinary things (i.e., thinking outside the box, creative problem solving).

Reading Level:
2.6
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
7 to 9
Recommended Age To Read Together:
3 to 8
Age of child:
Started reading with 6-year-old girl.
Purchase Recommendation:
Buy. Yes, this is a holiday story, but the theme is about offering presents and Christmas really is a thin veneer for this universal story.

Title One Snowy Night
Author M. Christina Butler
Publisher Scholastic Inc. © 2004
Illustrators Tina Macnaughton
ISBN 9781845066024
Material Hard Cover
Cost $12.99
Genres Animal Character, Christmas, Christian, Seasons
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