Picture Book Review: Snow Globe Wishes

Snow Globe Wishes by Erin Dealey
Snow Globe Wishes
by Erin Dealey (Author)Claire Shorrock (Illustrations)

4 out of 5 stars on GoodReads

When the biggest snowstorm of the year hits, one little girl is glad that there is no electricity, because it means that everyone will slow down and enjoy the snow. Her family eats dinner by candlelight, and snuggles together in front of the fire. They make a blanket fort, and sleep all together in one big mattress. The little girl makes a wish on a snowglobe, wishing for peace on earth. In the morning, all their neighbors come out to play in the snow and they join hands around a Christmas tree.

The focus in this book is about all kinds of people coming together in peace to enjoy the simple pleasures of life like playing in the snow. The mother and father in the story are a bi-racial couple. Their neighbors are all ages from babies to grandparents, and from many different races and cultural backgrounds. Even the cat and dog get along together and promote peace!
I loved the sweet illustrations with clean lines and soft pastel colors. Each character is so cute! The little girl who makes the snow globe wish is completely adorable from start to finish. I love how cozy the family looks in their blanket fort.

There are a lot of side characters who appear in the background, making a snowman, driving home from work in the snow, walking their dog, shoveling snow, having a snowball fight, building a snowfort, making snow angels, or pulling a little sled for the toddlers.

Just ordinary people taking time to enjoy a little respite from their everyday lives and have fun in the snow! Reminding us that it’s important to slow down sometimes and enjoy life.

The story is told in poetry, with good rhymes and a flowing meter. It’s a simple story with a powerful message.

The cover is lovely, with glitter covering the snow on the dustjacket. The end papers are a beautiful soft green color with little drawings of snowflakes, sleds, and ice skates on them.

I can’t wait to read this book with my nieces!

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a free and honest review. All the opinions stated here are my own true thoughts, and are not influenced by anyone.

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