Picture Book Review: Snow Ghost

Written by Tony Mitton and Illustrated by Diana Mayo
Published by Bloomsbury Children’s Books
Published on 1st October

Snow Ghost came whispering out of the air,
“Oh, for a home to be happy – but where?”

Snow Ghost is a beautiful story, written in rhyming couplets, which is perfect for reading aloud, and will be a treasured read to cosy up with on cold, wintery nights. 

Snow Ghost is looking for the perfect home, a place to belong and, as she searches, she looks upon a range of landscapes including town, forest and hill, but she doesn’t feel that she will belong in any of these.  Then, she sees a girl and boy playing joyfully on a small farm.  Could this be the place where she will find a home? 

This is a truly gorgeous story about finding your place, and having your hopes fulfilled.  The language is stunning and perfectly depicts Snow Ghost’s feelings and journey, and the rhymes make it perfect for shared reading.

The illustrations are breath-taking with a real magical quality that will entrance any reader.  They encapsulate the ethereal nature of Snow Ghost whilst giving her personality and fluidity.  The joy on the children’s faces as they play in the snow, and with the snow ghost, is wonderful.  The changes in landscape from the green of the countryside to the moors blanketed by snow is stunning as is the use of bright and muted colours throughout.

I have no doubt that this will be a favourite story to be read over and over again, the beauty of the words and illustrations capturing the hearts and imaginations of young children.

Thank you to NetGalley and the Publisher for an e-ARC in exchange for my honest opinion.

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