Carolina Rabei’s whitewashed snowy scenes serve as the perfect backdrop for Georgian poet Walter de la Mare’s poem Snow.  Her warm palette of reds, beiges, grays and blacks bring a buoyancy, joy and lightheartedness that make you want to engage in the cheerful raillery portrayed on the pages of this magical book.

“No breath of wind,

No gleam of sun – 

Still the white snow

Whirls softly down”

Snow is from Walter de la Mare’s poetry collection Peacock Pie.  This illustrated version is by Carolina Rabei and published by Faber & Faber.