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Snowy magic
Williams, Sam.
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Publication Information:
New York : HarperFestival, [2002]

Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Elf wants it to snow so-o-o-o bad. Angel wants to help; so she makes some magic snow, but soon there is too much snow and she can't make it stop. What will they do?
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Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.6 0.5 65212.
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PIC.BK. Juvenile Current Holiday Item Holiday

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"I wish it would snow," said Elf. "I could magic some snow," said Angel "Can you really do that?" "I can try," said Angel.Elf wishes very much that it would snow outside. Every morning he gets out of bed and opens his front door hoping to see mountains of white sparkling snow. But the snow doesn't come. Elf's best friend, Angel, wants to make his wish come true, so she uses her magic wand to make lots and lots of beautiful snow. Angel "magics" so much fluffy snow that it starts to bury everything in sight, including the squirrels' house and Santa's workshop! But never fear! A very special friend comes just in time to help Angel and Elf out of this very snowy mess!

Reviews 2

Publisher's Weekly Review

This pair of mild paper-over-board holiday adventures aimed at the preschool set stars Angel and Elf, a fetching duo in green and red footie jammies. In the first, they decide to "magic" some snow with Angel's wand, but the results are a little more than they bargained for (fortunately, Santa steps in to save the day). In the second, a "huge baby snowbear" makes off with the holiday goodies and it's up to the brave pair to get them back. Softly shaded watercolors enhance the sweetness of this winsome twosome and their antics. Ages 4-8. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

School Library Journal Review

PreS-These stories are sugary sweet and too convoluted to sustain the interest of most young children. They feature two best friends, one with wings and one with pointed ears, both of whom look like round-faced toddlers. In the first, Angel and Elf turn burned cookies into decorations for their friend Christmas Tree, but a baby giant snowbear eats them and takes the tree's star. With the help of one of Santa's fastest reindeer and a bit of magic, all ends well. In the second title, Angel "magics" a snowy day for Elf, which brings trouble when too much snow falls; luckily, Santa comes to the rescue. Both plots are extremely thin, and the texts are too wordy for the audience that would be attracted to the cozy illustrations, which are done in a style reminiscent of Helen Oxenbury's work.-E. M. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.