If Snowflakes Tasted Like Fruitcake
Little Bee Books
A rhyming winter-themed book full of delicious snowflakes!
What if snowflakes tasted like oatmeal, honey, cocoa, gingerbread, or fruitcake? Filled with imaginative scenes of what it would be like if snowflakes tasted differently, such as: if they tasted like honey, we wouldn’t need bees; if they tasted like plump figs, we would shake it off the trees; if they tasted like chestnuts, we would roast them by the fire; if they tasted like soup, we would slurp them for fun; and more! But since they taste like winter, we catch them on our tongues!
I loved Ezra Jack Keats' A SNOWY DAY and was inspired by the boy in the red snowsuit. It made me wonder about other parts of his life. What if snowflakes didn't just look different, they tasted different. My main character wears red as an homage but the gender is not identified. Their likes and dislikes play out in a fun seasonal rhyming story..
I chose a different illustration style because I wanted a simple style with delicate colors to highlight the magical look of winter and the detail of the snowflakes.