Ten Ways to Hear Snow

Ten Ways to Hear Snow

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A snowy day, a trip to Grandma's, time spent cooking with one another, and space to pause and discover the world around you come together in this perfect book for reading and sharing on a cozy winter day.

One winter morning, Lina wakes up to silence. It's the sound of snow -- the kind that looks soft and glows bright in the winter sun. But as she walks to her grandmother's house to help make the family recipe for warak enab, she continues to listen. As Lina walks past snowmen and across icy sidewalks, she discovers ten ways to pay attention to what might have otherwise gone unnoticed. With stunning illustrations by Kenard Pak and thoughtful representation of a modern Arab American family from Cathy Camper, Ten Ways to Hear Snow is a layered exploration of mindfulness, empathy, and what we realize when the world gets quiet.

Title:Ten Ways to Hear Snow
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780399186332
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    Ten Ways to Hear Snow Reviews

  • Dave Schaafsma

    On the one hand, this is a count-to-ten book, of course. And then it is about paying attention to nature, how it gets quiet when there is a blanket of snow: What do you hear? How does snow make a soun...

  • Ms. B

    Great picture book for elementary school aged kids. Did you know snow makes sounds? See if you can guess them while you learn a little bit about Lebanese culture....

  • La Coccinelle

    This is a lovely picture book that evokes the stillness of a snowy day.After a blizzard, Lina notices that the world seems quiet. But as she makes her way to her grandmother's place, she realizes that...

  • Abigail

    Lina wakes up one winter day to find that the world is covered in white. Concerned for her sitti, or grandmother, with whom she is supposed to make warak enab (stuffed grape leaves), Lina sets out thr...

  • Tatiana

    Ten Ways to Hear Snow is a lovely ode to cherishing the small things in life. Beautifully written with tons of onomatopoeia. Gorgeously illustrated. Inclusive without being preachy. And it reminded me...

  • Elizabeth

    Fantastic! Tuning into the sense of hearing, this book follows a little girl named Lina as she experiences snow in different ways. She is on her way to visit Sitti who has low vision. By the end of th...

  • Leslie

    Pak’s illustrations are so pretty; the architecture in the line work; the palette…so tidy, and quiet. This is a picture book you can hand to a lover of design sans words. Fortunately, the words ar...

  • Susan

    Absolutely beautiful. ...

  • Patricia N. McLaughlin

    This beautifully drawn, engaging tribute to grandmother-granddaughter relationships also includes a bonus introduction to Lebanese language and cuisine. Endnotes defining the vocabulary words and prov...

  • Abby Johnson

    This peaceful picture book captures the feel and sounds of a snow day. When Lina awakens to find the neighborhood covered in snow, she wonders if her grandmother who has lost much of her sight even kn...