Orca Book Publishers

Browse by Category


Fiction Picture Book
Pages: 32
Themes: friendship, immigration, celebrating diversity, wordless picture book
Publisher: Second Story Press
Pub Date: 15/Sep/2020
Bookmark and Share

July 2020 - Toronto ON — Sami has just arrived in a new country. The snow piled up outside his window is a mysterious and, frankly, chilly surprise! Joy, his new neighbor, does not speak his language, but that does not stop them from communicating as Joy helps Sami overcome his fears. The two new friends get bundled up against the cold, and Sami discovers the magic of playing outside on a snowy day.

With gorgeous illustrations by the award-winning Gabrielle Grimard, this wordless picture book captures the joys of playing in the snow and shows us how a new friend can make all the difference when adjusting to a new place.

Kirkus Reviews
Welcome to the neighborhood! A heartwarming entry to a winter wonderland.

Resources for Teachers:

Orca Book Publishers produces a number of tools and resources to help teachers, librarians, reading specialists and other education professionals enrich the teaching and learning experience.

Please visit our Teacher Resources page to access and download materials.

Classroom Materials:

Free Teacher Guides

Digital Subscriptions

Resource Websites

Research and Support Materials:

Common Core

Reading Levels