Reading/Interest Level: Toddler, Preschool, Primary
Author: Joyce Sidman
Illustrator: Beth Krommes
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
A young child is hoping for a snow day so that her mother, an airplane pilot, can come home from work and enjoy the perfect winter day in the snow with her family. The child's nighttime wish comes true and the world becomes beautiful and white overnight. Children will realize that the power their wishes have through this simple, sweet wintertime book.
Before Morning is written in the form of an invocation, or a poem soliciting help or support. Readers might recognize the beautiful poetry of Joyce Sidman, Newberry Honor winner, and the scratchboard art of Beth Krommes, Caldecott medalist in Before Morning. Some pages have a few poetic words and some have no words at all. The illustrations provide detail that will leave readers finding new things each time they read this book!