Sometimes you're looking for a little book that can keep you warm on a cold and dreary day. This is just such a book.
Prepare to be transported to a farm in Maine where children are watching with great anticipation for the first ice to come. Where other children might be glued to a video game, these kids know that the happy cycle of the seasons is going to come through for them again this year with the goods...the ice. It's just a matter of when.
The ice comes. At first it's just a thin coating on the sheep pails in the barn. But time and brilliantly cold air will deliver even better ice. Each ice leads to the next metamorphosis and life gets better and better. Soar in your mind as you skate miles down a stream. Smile in your mind as you skate those figure eights on garden ice.
No giant city arena could overcome the joy that the days of ice furnish for these lucky, appreciative skaters whether donning hockey pads or figure skates. The mittens and broken skates will emerge when the thaw comes leaving a whole new version of ice. You'll have to read this solid, wholesome, kid-driven adventure through all twelve kinds of ice to find out for yourself how the story turns out.
Ages 6-9 64 pages 978-0618891290
Recommended by: Barb