It’s Snowing!

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We took this charming little book out of the library in January and seem to still have it in our possession.  It’s a very simple book with brief and repetitive prose, just right for the younger set, although my 4-year-old was entranced with it too.  I love the illustrations–familiar, yet exotic.  And what could be more familiar that the restless feeling that comes with a dark, dreary winter night before the snow has fallen, and then the magic when you see that first fleck of white drift through the air?

It’s a dark, dark,

cold, cold night.

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Mama rocks the cradle.

The cradle rocks Baby,

Baby softly sleeps.

Mama sighs and nods her head.

Baby sighs and sucks his thumb.

It’s a dark, dark,

cold, cold night.

Mama stirs the fire.

Baby rustles in his sleep.

Mama opens the heavy door.

Snowflakes spatter from the sky.

“It’s snowing!” Mama sings.

Baby wakes and blinks.

“Baby, it’s snowing!”

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“It’s snowing!” Mama sings.

Baby sings along.

“Baby see the snow!”

Baby squirms in Mama’s arms.

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Mama rocks the cradle.

The cradle rocks Baby.

Baby softly sleeps.

Mama sighs and nods her head.

Baby sighs and sucks his thumb.

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It’s a dark, dark,

cold, cold night.

It’s snowing!

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