What a delightful winter picture book! Marie-Louise Gay's Stella Queen of the Snow reminds me of the joys of snow. As an adult, we only know the headaches of getting around town, shoveling the walk, and forgetting about the magic of snowfall. Stella and Sam are here to remind us of the fun we had as children when the powdery stuff fell from the sky. Stella and Sam make a snowman, go ice skating, sledding, and finally, make snow angels.
Last night, we had our first snowfall of the season. Just enough to make it slick and have everyone groaning. But looking out my front door, at the sleepy street I live on, it's very peaceful and the untouched snow makes it look like a magical place. By this afternoon, it will all be messy, and the magic will be gone. But for now, I will enjoy the snow like Stella does.