Over and Under the Snow is a book for this snowed-in week here in the Northeast. It is all about wintertime and the animals that inhabit the cold snowy terrain.
It is also, though, about us: the people who bundle up and experience the beauty and silence of a winter's day outdoors. It's about coming home to hotdogs over the fire and the promise of sticky marshmallows in hand.
Charming, sparse, and flattened-out illustrations match the simplicity of the poetic sing-song that swish swashes through the snow in that tell-tale way that only skis in winter, do.
t's a lullaby through and through, an adventure trek by day that ends where every story should: with a belly full and heavy eyes, over and done with snow for the day, and under our very own layer—a warm wool blanket, in bed.
Over and Under the Snow is written by Kate Messner with art by Christopher Silas Neal.
Photos by Rebecca Pitts.