John Burningham ~ Jonathan Cape, 1974
Not sure if this one was ever published in the U.S. but it seems to be one in a series of small books that also includes The Baby, The Rabbit and The School. I've pulled it out in anticipation of the holidays. We are headed to the East Coast for Christmas, and I am secretly sending a letter to Santa myself hoping he'll bring my little Texan his first snow. If not, Burningham's wonderful colored pencil sketches will have to do.
One day it snowed
Mummy and I rolled a big snowball
We made a snowman
I sat on the sledge
Mummy pulled me
But I fell off<I noticed too in the front cover that the book was designed by Jan Pienkowski of Meg and Mog fame. There's something about little square hardcovers that sets my heart alight. Makes me wish I could be reincarnated as a book designer.