Ten Ways to Hear Snow (Hardcover)
On Lina’s winter walk to her grandmother’s to make warak enab, she listens closely to all the ways she can hear snow: boots crunch, shovels scrape, and a blanket of white wraps the neighborhood in silence. This book celebrates everyday moments: cooking in a warm kitchen with family, the cold quiet of snowy days, and all that we can discover when we take time to listen.— Claire, Wild Rumpus
One winter morning, Lina wakes up to silence. It's the sound of snow -- the kind that looks soft and glows bright in the winter sun. But as she walks to her grandmother's house to help make the family recipe for warak enab, she continues to listen.
As Lina walks past snowmen and across icy sidewalks, she discovers ten ways to pay attention to what might have otherwise gone unnoticed. With stunning illustrations by Kenard Pak and thoughtful representation of a modern Arab American family from Cathy Camper, Ten Ways to Hear Snow is a layered exploration of mindfulness, empathy, and what we realize when the world gets quiet.
Kenard Pak is a picture book and book cover illustrator. He's illustrated children's books such as Have You Heard the Nesting Bird? by Rita Gray and The Dinner That Cooked Itself by J. C. Hsyu. He is the author/illustrator of Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn and Goodbye Autumn, Hello Winter. He lives in San Francisco with his wife and their cat. Visit his website at pandagun.com or follow him on Twitter @kenardpak.
An NPR Best Book of 2020
A Powell's Best Children's Book of 2020
A Pacific Northwest Indie Bestseller
A National Indie Bestseller
Maryland Association of School Librarians Black-Eyed Susan Book Award Nominee
Wisconsin Elizabeth Burr/Worzalla Award 2021
"A warm, comforting story with a wintry backdrop... A fine selection for teachers requesting picture books on the senses and a natural for reading aloud before the season’s first snowfall." --Booklist, starred review.
"Not since Ezra Jack Keats in Snowy Day and Karen Gundersheimer in Happy Winter has snow been so lovingly depicted, in a counting game for children in all seasons." --School Library Journal
"Readers will savor this calm, kind, and loving moment between a granddaughter and her grandma." --Kirkus Reviews
"Just right for winter reading." --Publishers Weekly
"Forges new ways to think about intergenerational, intercultural connections." --Horn Book
This cries out for a choral performance of the snow sounds, and it might prompt librarians to bring out Perkins’ classic Snow Music." --BCCB