Winter Picture Books Giveaway: Waiting for Snow and Bunny Slopes!

berriesjayIt is giveaway time here, courtesy of the lovely folks at Raincoast Books!

Open to Canadian residents, ages 18 and up, one winner will have a chance to receive the two beautiful, wintery picture books featured in this giveaway- just in time for the season and holidays coming up!




Let’s take a closer look at the two beautiful books, and read on for how to enter the giveaway!


waitingforsnow28114524Waiting for Snow by Marsha Diane Arnold, illus. Renata Liwska
Source: Hardcopy courtesy of Raincoast Books. Thank you!
Publication: November 1, 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Book Description:

Badger cannot wait one more minute for it to snow. When his friend Hedgehog explains that everything comes in its time, Badger is as unconvinced and impatient as ever. But Badger’s friends have a few tricks up their sleeve to try to get the snow’s attention and distract their pal in the meantime. In the end, Badger sees there’s no trick-only waiting-until at last, it’s time.

In Marsha Diane Arnold and Renata Liwska‘s Waiting for Snow, readers are taken on an engaging and warmhearted story about friendship and patience featuring a little badger and his animal friends. The story opens with Badger looking up into the sky and telling his friend Hedgehog that he is tired of waiting for snow to come: ‘It’s winter and I haven’t seen one snowflake”! Though Hedgehog tells Badger that ‘it will snow in snow’s time’, and his other sweet friends try and help make the snow fall, Badger still becomes rather impatient. However, it is through spending time with friends, finding fun in company, and learning, slowly but surely to be just a little patient, that Badger finally, finally, gets his snowy wish.

Waiting for Snow is a gorgeously illustrated and quietly told story; any readers who have previously read and adored works by either the author or illustrator might love this read. Arnold’s text is so lovely and unassuming here, making the most of softly repeated phrases and words as well as uncomplicated dialogue and narration. Liwska’s illustrative work here, as with her other works (The Quiet Book, Once Upon A Memory and many more) is so utterly cozy and inviting. There’s something almost wonderfully nostalgic about Liwksa’s style- it takes me back to my own childhood! Readers of all ages who enjoy the stillness and heart of picture books such as If You Want to See a Whale or Bear Has a Story to Tell, might especially love Waiting for Snow.



bunnyslopes28645651Bunny Slopes by Claudia Rueda
Source: Hardcopy courtesy of Raincoast Books. Thank you!
Publication: October 4, 2016 by Chronicle Books
Book Description:

Time to tackle the bunny slope! Shake to help Bunny make it snow, tilt to help Bunny ski down the slope, and turn to help Bunny escape a cliff in his path. Is there any obstacle Bunny can’t conquer? Bringing grins and guffaws with each turn of the page, readers will find Claudia Rueda’s innovative bookmaking as entertaining as the twists and turns of a ski slope-and as satisfying as a cozy cup of hot cocoa.

Claudia Rueda is a children’s author and illustrator with numerous bestselling titles to her name including Huff & Puff (a toddler storytime favourite!) and Is It Big or Is It Little?. You might also recognize Rueda’s distinctive artwork from the tremendously popular picture books, written by Deborah Underwood, featuring Cat: Here Comes Santa Cat, Here Comes the Tooth Fairy Cat and more. Now with Bunny Slopes, Rueda has added another wonderfully fun interactive picture book- this one winter-themed-to her roster!

In Bunny Slopes, we are taken on a rather action-packed ski day with a bunny. Bunny is ready to go for a ski adventure, but he needs the readers help to make it snow and to help him move down the hills. Starting off with simple instructions such as shaking and tapping, bunny’s skiing activities get a little more theatrical, asking the reader for little more flourish and fun in their book-maneuvering! As with hugely popular storytime titles like Warning: Do Not Open This Book!, Press Here, or Tap the Magic Tree, Claudia Rueda uses the interactive, conversational aspect of this story to great effect. Perfect for a winter season read aloud, a storytime big or small, (or anytime reading, really!), Bunny Slopes is mightily merry and giggle-inducing, and invites readers young and old to participate- making for a winning read and experience all around.



Giveaway Info:

Giveaway is now closed!

Thank you all so much for your interest and entering the giveaway.

The winner is….PAM!

Winner has 48 hours to email or DM me with confirmation of address or another name will be drawn.

The contest is open to Canadian residents only, and entrants must be aged 18 and up. The contest will run from November 28, 2016 until December 10, 2016. One winner will receive two books: one copy Waiting for Snow and one copy of Bunny Slopes. The winner will be randomly selected at the end of giveaway via Rafflecopter. The winner will have 48 hours to respond by emailing me at fabbookreviews[at]gmail[dot]com OR DM’ing me on Twitter @fabbityfab confirming their name and their mailing address. Prizes are fulfilled by Raincoast Books.

Enter by clicking on the following link to Rafflecopter and follow the instructions to enter:

Click here to enter on Rafflecopter!


I received copies of Waiting for Snow and Bunny Slopes from Raincoast Books in exchange for an honest review and for the purposes of this giveaway. Opinions and comments regarding the titles are my own. Prizes and fulfillment provided by Raincoast Books. Thank you!

Author: michelle@fabbookreviews

Reference & Children's Librarian. Reader. Reviewer.

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