Crow and Snow

h1 October 23rd, 2020 by jules


I know we see a lot of snowman-friend-melts stories in children’s lit, but Robert Broder’s Crow and Snow (Simon & Schuster, October 2020), illustrated by Olivier Tallec, handles the trope in a way I find truly funny and moving. I reviewed it at BookPage.

That review is here, and you can see some spreads from the book below.



“In the middle of the summer, the sun would beat down.
Perhaps it will rain today, thought Crow. Sometimes it did.”
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“‘Hello,’ said Crow. ‘Hello,’ said Snow. ‘It’s nice to have someone out in this field with me,’ said Crow. ‘It certainly is a nice field,’ said Snow.”
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“‘Snow,’ said Crow. ‘Yes?’ said Snow.
‘I will miss you,’ said Crow. ‘I will miss you too,’ said Snow.”

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“One night a strong wind came bursting across the field and knocked Crow over.”


“‘You caught me,’ said Crow. ‘It’s the least I can do,’ said Snow.
It was quiet. ‘Snow,’ said Crow. ‘Yes,’ said Snow. ‘I love you,’ said Crow.”

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CROW AND SNOW. Text copyright © 2020 by Robert Broder. Illustrations copyright © 2020 by Olivier Tallec. Illustrations reproduced by permission of the publisher, Simon & Schuster, New York.

One comment to “Crow and Snow

  1. Jules! i love this! Can’t believe i missed your review when it appeared in BookPage, so thanks for putting it here too….

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