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The Snowy Nap by Jan Brett Book Review

A wonderful winter tale inspired by Jan Brett’s own bunny, Little Snow. The Snowy Nap is the story of what happens when a hedgehog, Hedgie, refuses to hibernate and miss the glories of winter.

The Snowy Nap book on a wooden surface.

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Hibernation sounds like a pretty good gig…until the realization occurs that one will miss the fast approaching winter wonderland. The skating, the icicles, the sleigh rides, the snowmen! Jan Brett’s lovable character, Hedgie, can’t bear to miss any of it. So, he determines he simply won’t! However, in the middle of the frostiest cold, he can hardly keep his eyes open. This is when Lisa (another recurring Brett character) finds him and rescues him. This turns out to be the best thing that could have happened as Hedgie finally gets the chance to view the wonders of winter. All from his cozy windowsill perch in Lisa’s home.

The Snowy Nap book on a wooden surface.
The Snowy Nap book on a wooden surface with a blanket and blue knit hat.

What I Love About The Snowy Nap by Jan Brett

After Christmastime, a cold winter seems like the dreariest prospect. We’re still bundled in hats, coats, mittens, and scarves galore. This picture book though gives a fresh perspective of the beauty of winter. The Snowy Nap is a great pick for long January and February days. You might even consider reading this one aloud at your kitchen table and sharing hot chocolate together. The perfect wintertime pick-me-up! The book features Brett’s signature border illustrations, which always seem to spark further conversations about the story. Age range is listed at 4-8, but I think any child 2+ will enjoy this one. You know your kids best! My rating: 5/5.

Notes and Details about The Snowy Nap:

From the Amazon listing:

  • Publication date: October 16, 2018
  • Age Range: 4 – 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool – 3
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • ISBN-10: 0399170731
The Snowy Nap book on a wooden surface.

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