Best Friends in the Snow by Angela Shelf Medearis, illustrated by Ken Wilson-Max.
Cartwheel books imprint, Scholastic, New York, 1999 (my edition is a 2003 reprint).
Seasonal realistic fiction, 22 pages + literacy activities.
AR Level: 1.1 (worth 0.5 points)
NOTE: Although I’m not reviewing it on Fiction Friday, this is a fiction book.
Two best friends, a white boy and a black girl, engage in fun wintertime activities in this simple early reader text.
Angela Shelf Medearis is the author – you probably don’t even need me to review it to know that it’s great. Both the author and illustrator are #ownvoices.
This book is just made to delight preschoolers. The words are simple, with no more than two sentences per page and often less. The first page has the longest text of the entire book. Ken Wilson-Max was new to me, although his style felt familiar.