Outside

Outside

Book - 2014
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When his brother refuses to come outside, a child plays by himself in the snow and creates an imaginary world.
Publisher: Boston ; New York : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, ©2014.
ISBN: 9780547910659
0547910657
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) :,color illustrations ;,29 cm

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SCL_Preschool Feb 24, 2015

Gorgeous in both words and pictures - a simple and evocative story about the joys of outdoor winter play.

BklynKalliopiM Feb 06, 2015

Wonderful snow themed book to get you through the winter - beautiful illustrations and large pages make this a picture book that will appeal to many. Best for ages 3-8.

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mmcbeth29
Jan 13, 2015

Snow is falling and a little boy is stuck inside with nothing to do. His big brother will not play with him, preferring the television and computer instead. When the sun comes out, the little boy wraps up and goes outside. He makes snow angels and a bigger than life snow man who comes to life and helps the boy to make a huge snow castle. Then a dragon comes and takes the boy over the trees. When they return home, the dragon looks like he is made of snow. Finally, the big brother comes out to play.

The illustrations are done in oil and are stunning. The story is quite simplistic with few words--sometimes only four words on a page. The majority of the story can be classified as fantasy.

The only thing missing for me was sound. I felt like I was watching television with the sound off. Other than the visual, I felt that all of the senses were missing. I could not feel the cold. I did not hear the crunching of the snow. I could not feel any of what the little boy was feeling. It was rather an other-world experience for me. I did not feel inspired to go outside and play. However, I did feel like revving up my imagination.

Overall a beautiful book that may take a little imagination to gain the full experience. Advertized for ages 4-8 which is about right.

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