Jillian Jiggs and the Great Big Snow
Text and illustrations: Phoebe Gilman
Markham, Ontario: Scholastic Canada, 2005. 36 p.
Ages 3 to 7
Published in French under the title Lili Tire-bouchon et ses cochons de neige (Markham, Ont.: Éditions Scholastic, 2002)
Throughout the night, snow fell silently to cover the sleeping city in a white coat. Early the next morning, Jillian and her friends can only think of one thing, getting outside to play in the fresh snow. But Jillian can not find her hat, oh well, her old Martian helmet will do. Inspired by the originality of her hat, her friends invent new games.
Phoebe Gilman's rhythmic text is accompanied by humorous illustrations, which infuse this delightful picture book with the magic and happiness of winter fun.