Published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Summary: At the beginning of winter, Little Snow’s mother makes him a new feather bed, reminding him not to jump on it. Of course, the minute her back is turned, he can’t resist, bouncing on the bed until feathers start to spill from it. All winter long, he jumps whenever he can, feathers leaking out each time. One time, the bed rips open: “What a lot of feathers fell that day!” The illustration on that page moves from Little Snow’s bed to a city block blanketed in snow. Ah-ha! Little Snow and his mother live up in the clouds, and the feathers are snow. On the last page, Little Snow’s mother has discovered the featherless bed, and the boy is unrepentant: “Aren’t you glad? Now all we have to do is fill it again next winter!” 40 pages; ages 3-7.
Pros: This follow-up to Lin’s Caldecott Honor book A Big Mooncake for Little Star has the same feel of a myth or folktale with a child and parent pairing that will be familiar to young readers. Perfect as a bedtime or winter read-aloud.
Cons: The story and illustrations aren’t quite as rich as A Big Mooncake.