A Dot in the Snow by Corrinne Averiss - children's book (paperback)
A Dot in the Snow by Corrinne Averiss - children's book - paperback version
A little polar bear, Miki, wanders away while his mother is diving for fish. He sees a dot in the snow and rushes towards it. Readers discover that the dot is a little girl. But Miki has never seen a human before and the little girl has never seen a polar bear. They discover more about each other as they play in the snow but then the perils of the polar landscape impel Miki to take the little girl home before undertaking the long journey to find his own mother.
Although one is a polar bear and one is a little girl, Miki and Dot share a common experience: they are both separated from their mothers when they meet. Their bond of friendship gives them the strength to support each other during the course of a day that will last with them both forever. This is a moving and poignant story set in a changing and challenging polar landscape, perfect for the Christmas season. It wraps up important themes about empathy, kindness, and courage. The story is both simply told and affecting.
This captivating story was written by Written by Manchester based writer Corrinne Averiss and the gorgeous snowscapes, full of real atmosphere, are created with printmaking techniques by illustrator Fiona Woodcock.
Corrinne Averiss has written a number of other children's books, including Floss is the Playground Boss and The Boy on the Bench. She lives in Manchester, England.
Fiona Woodcock is a full-time illustrator who works on animated films, commercials, and stationery. She is the author and illustrator of Hiding Heidi and she lives in London."
Recommended ages 0 - 5 years old.