For those who love snow and love to prove others wrong, this is your book. The boy knows there is snow coming. Everyone else–the radio, the television, the man on the street, the woman–says no snow. The boy observes more closely and knows it is snowing already. What a lovely optimism in the face of pessimism! Children are instinctively drawn to this tale while adults are reminded of youthful hopes.
Notice the city. Ask students to note differences and similarities to the cities they live in or near. Connect this book with weather predictions and class predictions of the weather. Graph both in concert with actual weather. Try making pictures in Uri Shulevitz’s style.