I read this beautiful book in Dutch but decided to write this review in English.
I just adore Benji Davies’ books, he really has a way with words but also definitely with art. I get most of the books because of the amazing art, yes, I confess! The stories are often great as well, really, but the art is just so outstanding and gorgeous.
And it is the same in this one. I enjoyed the story featuring two characters, a little snowflake who wants to land in the right spot (and dreams of being a star on top of a Christmas tree), and a little girl who is living with her mom and grandpa and wants to have a wonderful Christmas. I loved seeing the snowflake not wanting to land, not just on anything at least, and I could fully understand that, because everyone knows what happens to snowflakes when they land. At least in my country it doesn’t generally stay in a big fluffy blanket of cold. It just smushes up. I was just rooting for this little snowflake to find her home, at least for a while. I liked how the little girl made her own little tree, as if she knew that there would be something special happening.
But the art. WOW. That was just stunning and I took my time soaking up all the details. It really gave me those holiday vibes that I was hoping to find.
The ending was great, I loved seeing both the girl and the snowflake be happy (and I had a laugh at the dog’s reaction).
All in all, a snowy and holiday spirit filled book that I would recommend.