The Smallest Snowflake

full color throughout $ 17.95 US / $ 23.95 CAD Hardcover / 8.5 x 11 32 pages / ages 4 to 8 ISBN: 978-0-7358-4508-4

The Smallest Snowflake

Follow your dreams in this heart-warming winter tale!

Every snowflake has a dream. While the other snowflakes boast about their plans to travel to glamorous destinations—the most beautiful mountain or the golden pinnacle on the castle, St. Basil—the smallest snowflake simply longs for someplace special . . . someplace warm. The snowflakes fly over oceans, parting ways over mountains and red roofed farms, until at last, the smallest snowflake finds her home in a small flower box on a window ledge. There she settles down and waits longingly for the first warming ray of sunshine. And when spring arrives with snowdrops and unexpected friendship she knows she has fulfilled her destiny.

A wonderful story about transience and a new beginning.

A charming story that would be ideal for transitional winter-to-spring ­read-aloud hours
School Library Journal

With the delicacy of embroidery, Watts's ink and watercolor spreads show snowy landscapes around the wintry world: rosy-cheeked women in red scarves hurrying past the domes of St. Basil's Cathedral, Mount Fuji standing against a pink sky swirling with snow, ice-dwellers fishing by igloos and icy peaks.
Publishers Weekly

Children will admire her sense of purpose and her strong spirit, and they’ll become entranced by the quaint illustrations that bring her tale to life. They’re laced with soft hues and eye-catching details that’ll spark their imaginations. Those ages five to nine will enjoy cuddling up to read this precious book.
Manhattan Book Review

This is a lovely read teaching kids to follow their destiny, even if their destiny is different from others.
GoodReads with Ronna

The illustrations are soft and warm, and the story is heartwarming.
Midwest Book Review

So many different ways to share and talk about this lovely book.
Cindy Mitchell, Library Teacher, MLS , Kiss the Book

...this is a lovely story to take children from winter to spring. It will inspire creative artwork, discussion, drama and story-writing. It is an ideal seasonal book
Kate Hitchings, Just Imagine