A Flower in the Snow {Review and Giveaway}

by Dawn

A little girl named Luna lives in a snowy world with her best friend Bear as her closest neighbor, residing in a snow cave nearby. From the opening pages of Tracey Corderoy and Sophie Allsopp’s new picture book A Flower in the Snow, the joyful friendship between Luna and Bear is lovingly presented, and the story that follows shows a dedicated friend going to the ends of the earth to bring happiness to another.

The book opens by introducing Luna, an adorable young girl warmly dressed and playing in the snow. When she shares a page with her pal Bear, their friendship is immediately apparent. They joyfully play together in their snowy world. But one day, the appearance of a small yellow flower in the snow surprises Bear, who picks it to share with Luna, knowing it will make her happy. And he’s right, for Luna declares that she will treasure her “little sunshine flower” forever.

Sadly, the flower eventually wilts as flowers are wont to do. But with it goes Luna’s joy and smile, so Bear becomes determined to find another flower for her. He soon sails off to distant lands in search of a flower to bring back Luna’s smile, leaving behind only a simple note. Though he searches and searches, he has no luck finding another yellow flower for Luna, and he heads back with a sadness that he won’t be able to bring Luna some cheer. Upon Bear’s return, Luna shows Bear a surprise that makes them both smile, even though their reunion was truly all they needed to both feel happy again.

A Flower in the Snow is a quiet picture book that encourages a thoughtful reflection for its young readers. The imaginative and unlikely friendship between a young girl and a polar bear won’t be questioned by the preschooler set, and the illustrations evoke a wintry world warmed with love.

We’re happy to have a copy of A Flower in the Snow in today’s giveaway. Use the Rafflecopter form to enter this giveaway. New to Rafflecopter? Watch this 45-second video on how to enter! This giveaway is open to U.S. and Canada shipping addresses. We’ll announce the winner in our review column on December 31.

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Book Reviewer Dawn has an unabashed obsession with picture books, and in her roles as a preschool teacher and mom, she gets to indulge in the joy of reading with young children every day. She blogs at my thoughts exactly.



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When she's not reviewing books, 5 Minutes for Books contributor Dawn (and her online alter ego, morninglight mama) can be found blogging at my thoughts exactly and contributing to The DC Moms.

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1 Noreen December 16, 2012 at 9:15 pm

My daughters would love this book

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2 Brittany December 16, 2012 at 9:29 pm

I think my all my kids would love this book.

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3 Anne December 16, 2012 at 9:33 pm

My grandson would love this book.

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4 Wehaf December 16, 2012 at 9:42 pm

My niece would love this story!

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5 Seyma Shabbir December 16, 2012 at 10:27 pm

My sons 3 and 5

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6 Chelsea December 16, 2012 at 10:44 pm

All three of my daughters would love this book (my preschool class would enjoy it too!)

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7 samantha w December 16, 2012 at 10:59 pm

my daughter would love this

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8 Anne N. December 17, 2012 at 1:18 am

My daughter would love this book!

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9 amyc December 17, 2012 at 6:57 am

Definitely my daughter would love this.

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10 Alyson December 17, 2012 at 8:48 am

Would love this for my six year old daughter. She loves reading books and we talk about snow alot (since we don’t have any in Florida!).

Alyzabeth’s Mommy

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11 K.Pugh December 17, 2012 at 9:35 am

My younger kids 6,4,2.
Thanks for the chance.

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12 Idaho Jill December 17, 2012 at 11:55 am

My daughter – it looks simply adorable!

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13 Staci A December 17, 2012 at 12:45 pm

My two boys would enjoy it.

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14 Valerie Godin December 17, 2012 at 4:01 pm

My son would love this

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15 sindy murray December 17, 2012 at 5:45 pm

My daughter will love it!

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16 Janet December 17, 2012 at 7:04 pm

Well I would :)

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17 Jenny December 17, 2012 at 9:42 pm

My daughter would love this book.

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18 Mona Evanochko December 17, 2012 at 11:23 pm

This looks like a book that would be a Favorite that I will read to my Grand Children time after time.

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19 Francie December 18, 2012 at 1:45 am

I would very much enjoy reading this book with my son.

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20 ANGEL JACKLYN December 18, 2012 at 4:52 am

MY COUSIN’S LITTLE ANGEL (HER DAUGHTER AMIEE)

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21 Katy December 18, 2012 at 11:33 am

My 6-year-old would love it.

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22 Lindsey December 18, 2012 at 11:34 am

My boys would love this book!

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23 Cari S December 18, 2012 at 12:42 pm

My nephew would love this book.

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24 Jo Ricker December 18, 2012 at 8:20 pm

My children would love this book

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25 Jessica T December 18, 2012 at 11:10 pm

My sweet daughter

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26 nannypanpan December 18, 2012 at 11:36 pm
27 Chris December 19, 2012 at 12:00 pm

My boys would love this book!

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28 Margaret December 19, 2012 at 4:12 pm

My kids would both love this book!

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29 nichol tone December 19, 2012 at 10:36 pm

My daughter would love this book

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30 Mia Dentice Carey December 19, 2012 at 11:08 pm

My son would love this book

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31 riTa December 20, 2012 at 10:31 am

Sweet story and pics.

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32 HappyMomC December 20, 2012 at 10:53 am

my daughter would love this book

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33 Allie December 20, 2012 at 1:02 pm

My child would love it

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34 Johnelle December 20, 2012 at 3:31 pm

I would love to read this to my grandchildren!

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35 Addison Kat December 21, 2012 at 10:39 am

My daughter would love this book

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36 Beth C December 21, 2012 at 12:09 pm

My granddaughter would love this.

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37 Kelly Falcone December 21, 2012 at 5:08 pm

My daughter would love this book!

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38 Shannon Baas December 21, 2012 at 8:29 pm

my nephew would love this.

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39 Megan Parsons December 21, 2012 at 9:18 pm

My daughter would love this book!

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40 Renee G December 22, 2012 at 6:04 pm

My niece would love this book.
rsgrandinetti@yahoo(DOT)com

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41 Heather H December 22, 2012 at 6:42 pm

This would be really wonderful for my niece!

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42 Trish December 22, 2012 at 8:35 pm

I would love to give this to my daughter

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43 Kelley F December 22, 2012 at 9:32 pm

My 4 year old daughter would love this book!!!!

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44 Spring Ross December 23, 2012 at 12:10 am

I think my daughters would love this book.

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45 Julie Ragozzine December 23, 2012 at 8:00 am

My daughter would love this

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46 Sunnymay December 23, 2012 at 3:39 pm

Any kid who has gone to the zoo and wonders what a polar bear’s natural living quarters would like this book. I love the illustrations and the white fur against white snow.

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47 Anne W. December 23, 2012 at 5:21 pm

I’m sure my niece would love this book. Thank you for the giveaway!

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48 mrsshukra December 23, 2012 at 6:47 pm

My godchild would like this book!

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49 Jennifer M. December 23, 2012 at 8:14 pm

My little boy

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50 lisa l. December 23, 2012 at 9:46 pm

my 3 kids would love this book.

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51 Jenna M Osborne December 24, 2012 at 4:54 am

My niece would love this

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52 Tari Lawson December 24, 2012 at 8:02 am

This would be great for my niece.

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53 David Heath December 24, 2012 at 10:08 pm

me of course

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54 Aaron Das December 25, 2012 at 1:45 am

My Daughter. She likes reading.

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55 Amanda Rauch December 25, 2012 at 7:59 pm

I would give it to my nieces

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56 Kathy L. December 25, 2012 at 9:02 pm

My grandaughter would love this book

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57 katklaw777 December 26, 2012 at 5:55 am

My niece would enjoy this book…thanks!

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58 Sherri B. December 26, 2012 at 5:13 pm

My sweet goddaughter would love this book!

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59 lisa December 26, 2012 at 6:24 pm

sounds like a sweet story

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60 Monique Rizzo December 26, 2012 at 8:23 pm

My daughter would love this book.
Thanks for the chance.
mogrill12@gmail.com

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61 Donna L December 26, 2012 at 8:33 pm

My granddaughter would enjoy this book.

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62 LT December 27, 2012 at 10:55 pm

My daughter would love this book!

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63 diane Baum December 28, 2012 at 1:10 pm

My sons would love this

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