Tomorrow is the first day of winter! Winter time always makes me fantasize about Scandinavian landscapes with snow-heavy fur trees and ski chalets with candlelit windows. And of course, trolls! Come be transported with me to the Nordic world of Jan Brett.
The trouble with trolls is they are so very tricky and so very greedy! Luckily for Treva, the brave little girl in this book, trolls aren't that smart. Treva and her dog Tuffi are heading over the mountain to see her friend on the other side. As they climb, they are accosted by troublesome trolls who are determined to steal Tuffi! Each time a troll grabs her dog, Treva thinks quickly on her feet and tricks the trolls into giving Tuffi back. If this is your first time to experience the talent of Jan Brett, what you should know is that you will be enchanted by her illustrations! The artwork fills each page from corner to corner with hundreds of details that bring the reader into the world she has created. I love the work she put into making each stitch of Treva's sweater, the nubby noses of the trolls, and even the painted designs and tiny bells on Treva's skis. Brett obviously loves her work, and you can just see her passion on each page.