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Summary: It may be summer, but Peter dreams of the fun of winter: lots and lots of snow, hot chocolate and no school! Peter's imaginiative wanderings describe the joys of winter with rhyme and humor.
Type of Reading: playtime reading
Recommended Age: read together: 2 to 6; read yourself: 8 to 10
Interest Level: 2 to 7
Reading Level: 3.2
Age of Child: Read with child 21 months old.
Young Reader Reaction: S/Her enjoyed the pictures and the rhyming narrative, but the book was too much to keep her attention very long.
Adult Reader Reaction: This is an engaging story that is fun to read aloud.
Pros: This is a great book for talking about all the fun that winter brings.
Cons: This book is too long for toddlers. Stick with the recommended age group.
Borrow or Buy: Borrow this book if you're reading with a toddler. With a child in preschool or grade school, consider buying it. It will likely become a favorite reminder of winter and may be a good one to have when the air conditioner goes kerplooey!