Toby and the Snowflakes
By Julie Halpern, illustrated by Matthew Cordell
Houghton Mifflin, 2004
ages 3 - 8

Toby and the Snowflakes was my first picture book. Toby began as a project that I could work on with my husband, illustrator Matthew Cordell.  We are so lucky that we were able to create this book together.  The book, about a lonely boy who finds friends in the falling snow, was inspired by my lifelong love of winter.  Even on days where I spend two hours commuting to work because of the snow, I can still look out my car window and see its beauty (well, most of the time anyway).  Toby and the Snowflakes received a starred review in the Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books.

Click here to see sample pictures on Matthew’s website.

Click here to order Toby.

Click here for tips on how to use Toby and the Snowflakes in your classroom.

Copyright 2013 Julie Halpern