Children always have their own way of retelling events. Their ways of explaining or telling you about an event will have the magic of imagination play a major part.
Their way of looking and interpreting things is actually a lot more different than what we adults do. The innocence combined with the imagery really makes it an interesting experience listening to them.
This book is one such by Siena who describes winter in her city and the events that take place up there.
Named after a beautiful city in Italy, Siena is the author and the teller of the wonderful tale. She lives in the city of Ottawa, Canada.
Winters according to her can be fun making snow man, figurines and sipping a mug of hot chocolate with marshmallows. But it cannot be the same for her neighbors.
The piling up of snow makes it difficult for them to lead life so they make efforts to clear them up. Siena also watches the drive ways being cleared up for easy commuting. All this from the comfort of her porch and the lovely cup of hot chocolate made by her mother.
The city graders and snow blowers work to clear off the drive ways and this is being imagined by Siena as a dance by the snow tractors. Their motion of zooming in and out to pull out the piles of snow from her point of view appears as a dance sequence. So doesn’t this do justice to what I just told you.
Children have their own way of retelling what they see. Let’s enjoy the wonderful tales they have for us to hear.
The illustrations are lovely and match up to the imagination of what Siena tries to tell us. Kudos to Shannon Wilvers.
I also would like to appreciate the thought of dedicating the book to the front line workers of the covid-19 era.