In the UK, newsrooms have been reporting that this winter we will be covered in snow. As a Christmas surprise for you all The Rainbow Tree has something special to share.
About four years ago, around 6pm one evening Daddy Big Feet and I were tired and were giving Little Feet A a bath before bedtime. She would have been about 6 months old. Daddy Big Feet came home chuckling about a rude comment someone at work who had called someone a ‘special snowflake’. Though it was meant to be insulting (obviously) my imagination ran away with me a bit as I thought it would make a fab kids book…. As it turns out, this was not a particularly ingenuis idea as there are lots of children’s books, as I soon discovered, written about snowflakes! However, we both got a little carried away and within a couple of hours of bouncing sentences off each other we had come across this little ditty. We’re not saying it’s any good but it was a fun couple of mindless hours in the midst of surviving new parenthood in a haze of yawns and coffee!
And yes, before anyone comments, we do know that actually snowflakes aren’t all unique, but let’s just all pretend, for the sake of argument that they are! Anyway, we stumbled across this recently and thought it would be fun to share it with you all. And if we know any illustrators out there, let us know if you fancy throwing together a couple of fun images that can accompany it!