Mini version of the classic book. Six-year-old Ollie is given his first pair of real skis. As soon as the snow begins to fall he sets off by himself to the palace of King Winter. On his way he meets sparkling Jack Frost, who shoos away damp Mrs Thaw. But will Mrs Thaw return too soon for Ollie to enjoy the snow?
Reviews ‘Ollie travels through the snowy forest on his skis meeting Jack Frost and King Winter, who shows Ollie his Ice Palace where all the Christmas presents are made. Ollie plays on his toboggan until Mrs Thaw comes with her broom, to sweep away the snow and make way for Spring, on her chariot pulled by butterflies. A beautiful, seasonal tale suitable for 3-7 year olds.’ — Hilary Woolf with Isaac, age 4, Education Otherwise, December 2004
Author Elsa Beskow (1874-1953) is the most popular children’s illustrator in Sweden, where her picture books have been known and loved for over a century.