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30 review for The Snowy Nap

  1. 4 out of 5

    Abigail

    Lisa and Hedgie, the girl and hedgehog who starred in author/illustrator Jan Brett's The Hat , return in this delightful new winter-time picture-book. As our erinaceous hero makes for his annual hibernation, the many stories he hears about the beauty and joy of winter convince him to stay up instead. Fortunately for him, Lisa spies him out in the cold, and makes a bed for him on her windowsill, where he gets to witness everything he's been missing... Like its predecessor, and like so many other Lisa and Hedgie, the girl and hedgehog who starred in author/illustrator Jan Brett's The Hat , return in this delightful new winter-time picture-book. As our erinaceous hero makes for his annual hibernation, the many stories he hears about the beauty and joy of winter convince him to stay up instead. Fortunately for him, Lisa spies him out in the cold, and makes a bed for him on her windowsill, where he gets to witness everything he's been missing... Like its predecessor, and like so many other Jan Brett titles, The Snowy Nap is an absolutely beautiful book! The story itself is a sweet, heartwarming look at the pleasures of winter, as experienced by a little girl and her farmyard friends. The artwork is simply gorgeous, with all of the charm, humor and beauty that one would expect from Brett. Hedgie himself is absolutely adorable, particularly when he's snoozing on Lisa's windowsill. As is often the case with Brett, the decorative side-panels, worked into the borders of her paintings, depict additional aspects of the story - in this case, the other animals looking in the window at Hedgie. Recommended to all Jan Brett fans, and to anyone who has read and enjoyed The Hat .

  2. 4 out of 5

    Andrew

    As Hedgie says goodbye to his farm animal friends in preparation for hibernation, he decides he doesn't want to miss out on the excitement of winter. The young girl on the farm brings him inside as he gets sleepier, and he enjoys watching the snowy activities from his bed by the window. Before long, she places Hedgie back in his burrow to finish his long winter's nap. Classic Brett illustrations, with lots of detail to look at and admire-- an adorable story that also explains how some animals hi As Hedgie says goodbye to his farm animal friends in preparation for hibernation, he decides he doesn't want to miss out on the excitement of winter. The young girl on the farm brings him inside as he gets sleepier, and he enjoys watching the snowy activities from his bed by the window. Before long, she places Hedgie back in his burrow to finish his long winter's nap. Classic Brett illustrations, with lots of detail to look at and admire-- an adorable story that also explains how some animals hibernate.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Jennifer (JenIsNotaBookSnob)

    Beautiful illustrations, and gentle, slow pacing. This seems like a good bedtime book, it's a bit longer and wordy, nothing super exciting happens. The premise is that a hedgehog avoids hibernating and gets to see part of winter after hearing all of the other animals talk about what he will miss. Cute book, but, may not appeal to kids who want faster pacing and more adventure.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Liz Handler

    A Jan Brett story about hibernation. And it isn't a bear! A hedgehog is getting ready to hibernate when the other animals start talking about all of the cool things that happen in winter.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Laura

    Such a sweet story about Lisa our favorite hedgehog. *puffa puffa stick stick*

  6. 5 out of 5

    Ruth

    Beautiful illustrations and a delightful story

  7. 4 out of 5

    Hilary

    "I don't want to sleep all winter like last year," protested Hedgie. "I want to see icicles and snowmen, snowflakes and pond ice. I want to hear sleigh bells." Small children will identify with Hedgie's wish to be part of the adventure that is Winter. So many experiences for youngsters are deferred or seen through the window at a distance. Lucky Hedgie is able to see it all, then dream about in in a long snowy nap... Glad to see Hedgie having his own adventures.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Megan Schmelzer

    Open Book Reviews by Megan Schmelzer www.openbookreviews.org Jan Brett’s wintery tales have always been magical, and The Snowy Nap is a welcomed addition to Jan Brett’s previous novels that we all adore. This new story has everything that we have come to love from Jan Brett’s stories.  There is a heart-warming story, packed with precious characters, and full of breath-taking illustrations. Without a doubt, readers will know that The Snowy Nap is another on be of Jan Brett’s masterpieces. The Snowy Na Open Book Reviews by Megan Schmelzer www.openbookreviews.org Jan Brett’s wintery tales have always been magical, and The Snowy Nap is a welcomed addition to Jan Brett’s previous novels that we all adore. This new story has everything that we have come to love from Jan Brett’s stories.  There is a heart-warming story, packed with precious characters, and full of breath-taking illustrations. Without a doubt, readers will know that The Snowy Nap is another on be of Jan Brett’s masterpieces. The Snowy Nap tells the story of Hedgie, a little hedgehog, that is desperately trying to stay awake to see what winter is like. Hedgie has heard from all the other animals on the farm how wonderful winter can be, and he wants to desperately see what winter is for himself. But he is an animal that hibernates each winter, and Hedgie desperately has to fight from laying down for his long winter's nap.  A little girl takes pity on little Hedgie, and she brings him inside to try to help him stay awake. From a warm little bed inside, made just for Hedgie by the little girl, Hedgie has the perfect view out the window to see all the magic of winter for himself. For anyone that has every loved one of Jan Brett’s stories, The Snowy Nap will not disappoint. It is everything Jan Brett! Without a doubt, this story will join the rest of Jan Brett’s collection perfectly.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Cindy Mitchell *Kiss the Book*

    The Snowy Nap by Jan Brett. PICTURE BOOK. Putnam’s (Penguin), 2018. $19. 9780399170737 BUYING ADVISORY: Pre-K, EL (K-3) - ADVISABLE AUDIENCE APPEAL: HIGH As Hedgie is headed toward its den for winter hibernation, all of the animals keeping telling it about the wonders of winter. The little girl takes pity on the hedgehog and it does stay awake to see some of the sights of the season – but finally it succumbs to its winter-long nap – leaving the animals to surprise the little girl! At first I felt bad The Snowy Nap by Jan Brett. PICTURE BOOK. Putnam’s (Penguin), 2018. $19. 9780399170737 BUYING ADVISORY: Pre-K, EL (K-3) - ADVISABLE AUDIENCE APPEAL: HIGH As Hedgie is headed toward its den for winter hibernation, all of the animals keeping telling it about the wonders of winter. The little girl takes pity on the hedgehog and it does stay awake to see some of the sights of the season – but finally it succumbs to its winter-long nap – leaving the animals to surprise the little girl! At first I felt bad for Hedgie, because I couldn’t understand what the animals were doing. Brett, of course, was using her masterful pacing to pull me right into the story they way she wanted. So very adorable. Cindy, Middle School Librarian, MLS https://kissthebookjr.blogspot.com/20...

  10. 5 out of 5

    Julie

    Beautiful Jan Brett book with her trademark detail in illustration. I loved the adorable Hedgie, who flat-out refuses to hibernate because he wants to see snow and all the joys of winter for the first time. Brett has a fun twist for young readers on the last pages, too. Colorful, naturalistic, beautiful illustrations, in watercolors and gouache, for fans of Brett's book The Hat.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Anthony

    Hedgie takes one more turn round the farm before he starts his winter hibernation, and all the animals are telling him about the icicles, snowmen, snowflakes, pond ice, and sleigh bells he'll miss during his sleep. Hedgie didn't want to miss any of those things, and to his surprise he didn't miss them during the winter.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Amanda

    Love me some Jan Brett; it seems like you either adore her or you are just "meh." And I am solidly in the adore camp. The detailed illustrations, the whimsy that is not twee, the animals, the storylines...I love it all. Great to see a story about winter and hibernation told from a hedgehog's point of view and not from one of the other, usual, winter animals.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Pam

    Beautiful illustrations full of side story elements - as always. Hedgie wants to stay awake and experience winter like his farm friends do. Lisa rescues him from the cold and brings him inside so he can see everything about winter. Then she tucks him in his den as he has to hibernate. Clever prose and funny moments throughout.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Cat

    Jan Brett writes and illustrates so many wonderful books! My favorites have always been the Hedgie stories! Such a sweet little Hedgehog! I am sure current littles will enjoy him as much as my littles back in the 90's. I still enjoy introducing children to The Mitten and The Hat. The details are wonderful! This new one keeps the tradition going. great addition to the Hedgie stories!

  15. 4 out of 5

    Sandra

    This adorable story brought tears to my eyes. Brave little Hedgie fights to stay awake and witness the glories of winter. With the help of his human, he may succeed to postpone the hedgehog need to hibernate.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Kelly

    Another nice Jan Brett story. A hedgehog, who normally sleeps through the winter, is discovering that he really wants to be awake to experience all the wonderful things winter has to offer, information he has received from the other barnyard animals.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Linda

    Sweet story of a hedgehog that wants to experience the wonders of winter instead of sleeping away the cold months in hibernation. What happens when the "cycle of life" changes - a good read. Beautiful illustrations and creatively written.

  18. 5 out of 5

    A

    This is such a delightful story about a hedgehog that wishes to see all the beauty of winter instead of hibernating like every other year. It's filled with classic beautiful illustrations by Jan Brett. It will give you all the warm and cozy feelings you love in the winter time.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Linda Quinn

    Filled with Brett's beautiful illustrations, this picture book tells the story of a little hedgehog who is tired of missing out on all the beauty of winter when he hibernates. It becomes his mission to stay awake to enjoy all that he has been missing.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Raven Black

    Very classic Jan Brett. You will either LOVE IT or will be "This is nice." There is little "middle ground." As always the best part of the story are Brett's illustrations. They are worth the price of admission!

  21. 5 out of 5

    Megan

    Gorgeous illustrations as usual. Hedgie doesn't want to miss the magic of winter, so Lisa sets up a little window lookout spot for him so he can see what winter is like before he falls into hibernation.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Creeker868

    Another beautifully illustrated picture book from Jan Brett. In this one a hedgehog wants to stay awake to see all the wonders of winter.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Mary Lee

    Classic Jan Brett.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Robin

    Illustrations wonderful as ever, but the plot was super bland. Only for those ages 3-6 who can't get enough of cozy woodland critters.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Edward Sullivan

    Instead of hibernating, Hedgie tries to stay awake so he won't miss out on the fun his friends have.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Syntha Green

    Brett's illustrations are divine (when are they not?)

  27. 4 out of 5

    Alyssa Gudenburr

    A very cute story about a hedgehog who doesn't want to hibernate. This would make a great winter read aloud. However, to enjoy Jan Brett's illustrations it needs to be read one-on-one.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Jessica Greve

    Love Jan Brett! Grew up with her and always happy to see her winter books!

  29. 4 out of 5

    Katie

    Cute. Lovely illustrations, as always.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Sarah Daniluk

    With incredible illustrations and colorful characters, this is sure to be a wintertime classic.

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