Yesterday I noticed that the world was kind of melt-y outside. There was a lot less snow on the ground as I drove home from the library as there was early in the morning when I drove into work.
The warmth from the sun in early January reminded me of this book I read a few weeks ago, Twelve Kinds of Ice by Ellen Bryan Obed. If you’re in the mood for a perfect little winter read about the wonders of a childhood spent outdoors, then I’d recommend this delightful book. I first heard about it from a library friend who said it was one being considered as part of this year’s Mock Newbery Award Program. We don’t know the narrator’s name but she tells us all about her family’s winter adventure, creating the perfect neighborhood skating rink out in their garden – Bryan Gardens. It was fun to imagine the skating party, late night skating, and ice show that the kids looked forward to each year. Of course there was a midwinter melt-y day or two but that didn’t stop the fun for long.