Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Review for Snow Day by Pamela Hamilton

Snow Day

Please check out Pamela Hamilton's radio interview at at 2pm EST today to learn more about this wonderful book.

  • Paperback: 36 pages
  • Publisher: Outskirts Press (January 7, 2011)
  • ISBN-10: 1432757431
  • ISBN-13: 978-1432757434

  • Bio:

    Pamela Greenhalgh Hamilton is a Massachusetts native now living in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley. "Snow Day" is her first picture book, written in December 2009 when the season's first snow was falling. Watching the snow fall, she remember building snowmen with her dad, ice skating at the golf course pond, and sledding with friends. Those memories turned into "Snow Day." Little did she know at the time, but the Shenandoah Valley experienced record snowfall that year, and children throughout the area had lots of snow days to enjoy.

    She has always wanted to be a writer and has worked as a staff writer for the weekly newspaper that served her former hometown of Westport, Massachusetts, and was a member of the public relations staff at a local community college. She currently is the academic counselor for adult students returning to college to complete their bachelor’s degrees. She credits their persistence to achieve their goals as the inspiration for finally seeing her first book through from idea to print.

    She lives with her three cats, Brillo, Bailey, and Chaucer, in a house looking out at the Shenandoah National Park. When not writing, she enjoys other creative endeavors, including cooking, gardening, and photography.

    Book Review:

    Snow Day is a simply told story that will remind every adult of their youth.

    Snow Day is about a day over at Grandma and Grandpa's House. Jake, Molly and Tessa have a day off from school because of a snow day. Wanting to enjoy the cold and tempting weather, the family goes outside for some much needed fun. They make snow angels, feed the birds, go sledding and of course, a day is not complete without a snow ball fight. What other adventures will they be apart of that will make the day over at the grandparent's even more memorable?

    How many times have children waited with bated breath for the announcement that school was cancelled because of snow? When that announcement came, children would already have the day planned with activities to do that involved getting wet and cold in the snow. This is a story that will remind every adult of their youth. Whether children are at the grandparent's house or not, it's making the memories that matter. The illustrations are charming, grabbing the reader's attention with it's simplicity and detail. Children will enjoy this 36 page picture book.

    1 comment:

    1. I am very excited to be on the program tonight and have this wonderful opportunity to share a little about myself, how the book series came to be and the World of Traegonia.