Book Review
Loved this book. It's a picture book biography of William Bentley, who was the first person to capture snowflakes in photographs. You can see it won the Caldecott Medal of Honor, so you don't need to just take my word for it. It's good.

I loved the illustrations, which reminded me of wood block prints. But even more I loved that this was a story about one man following his heart's desire. He was not famous in his lifetime. He made no money. He was actually ridiculed for wanting to study snow. And despite all that he pursued his passion and did what made him happy. That is SUCH a great message for my children. I don't know what they'll grow up to be. I don't know what their future careers will be. Yet I so want them to do what makes them happy. This book speaks volumes to that very idea. So if you're ever in Vermont, check out his museum. If you'd like to see what he started and to study snowflake photography, go here!

All three of my kids gave this book two thumbs up.


Sarah said...

Love this illustrator! Our favorites have been "From Dawn till Dusk" and "Miss Bridie Chose a Shovel." I'll be checking your recommendation out!

Anonymous said...

Mine loved this book years ago when we checked it out at the library!
-Thanks for reminding us!