Nieve en la Jungla / Snow in the Jungle

Nieve en la Jungla / Snow in the Jungle
Co-Authors / Illustrators
Age Range
4+
Release Date
April 01, 2021
ISBN
978-1786285942
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When Snow's mother tells her that they're going to move to an exciting new place, Snow isn't so sure. She likes her home and her friends, and the fun they have together. The journey takes forever, and their new home is very strange. Everything is different - the weather, the food, the people and the language. Snow tries to make friends, but everyone seems too busy and preoccupied to care. Will anything happen to help Snow feel more at home? A charming debut picture book about the anxieties and hardships of moving, with a heart-warming, positive ending.

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bilingual picture book about moving and change
Overall rating
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
5.0
NIEVE EN LA JUNGLA/SNOW IN THE JUNGLE is a sweet picture book about the challenges of moving far away. Snow is a polar bear who is leaving her home and friends behind. Her family is moving to the Jungle, which seems so different from everything she has known. Her classmates stare at her, and she cannot understand all the questions they are asking her. Luckily, her mother's hugs still feel the same. The next day, she tries again, and luckily, her classmates are preparing a special party just for her to help her feel more at home.

What I loved: This is a unique and important picture book that can help to capture the feelings of going somewhere completely new, leaving friends behind, to a place where the food and even language can feel unfamiliar. For children who are experiencing something similar, it can helpful to read Snow's story and understand/express their feelings as well as see that Snow eventually feels better. The illustrations are really sweet, and they capture Snow's emotions so well throughout.

The book uses a large, clear font along with sparing text - just enough to understand the story. The brief text on each page make this a book that works for a wide range of ages, from preschoolers up. This particular edition is bilingual, with all the text in both Spanish and English, which adds something extra special to the story and is great for children who speak either or both languages.

Final verdict: A sweet story of the challenges around moving, NIEVE EN LA JUNGLA/SNOW IN THE JUNGLE is a great picture book pick for children who may be relocating somewhere completely different. Recommend for preschoolers and up in similar situations or who may have a classmate in this situation.
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