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First Steps, First Snow
First Steps, First Snow

First Steps, First Snow



36 Pages, 8 x 8

Formats: Cloth

Cloth, $18.95 (US $18.95) (CA $25.95)

Publication Date: September 2022

ISBN 9781952782619

Rights: WOR

Boutique of Quality Books (Sep 2022)
BQB Publishing

Not Yet Published. Estimated release date: September 2022


Animals and nature add wonder to daily life. First Steps, First Snow connects young readers to nature, nocturnal animals, and fosters mindfulness.Whether it's changing seasons, changing scenes, or observing wildlife, nature adds wonder to our lives. First Steps, First Snow (based on a true story) describes a magical walk in the woods on a winter night. The poem guides readers on the walk and encourages the observation of nature. Watercolor illustrations show nocturnal animals that live in forests. At the end, the two children and the animals are all snug and sound asleep—a perfect bedtime story for readers of all ages.


About Grief Doodling: Bringing Back Your Smiles: "Grief Doodling is a wonderfully powerful and well thought out resources." —Glen Lord, the co-founder of  

"This book opens yet another door. . . showcasing doodling's greater ability to ease our passage from grief back to joy." —Sunny Brown, author of The Doodle Revolution   

"Putting pen to paper is a meaningful, healing way to process difficult emotions like grief." —Joanne Fink, founder of Zenspirations  

"Hodgson has created a magnificent tool that every person experiencing loss should have at their fingertips. I love this book!" —Sandy Goodman, author Love Never Dies   

"Hodgson's gentle, fact-based approach is evident in the doodling prompts. This is a wonderful kid's book - a creative outlet for children to process their grief." —Dr. Heidi Horsley, Executive Director of the Open to Hope Foundation

Author Biography

Award-winning author Harriet Hodgson has a B.S. in Early Childhood Education from Wheelock College of Education and Human Development at Boston University. She also has an M.A. in Art Education from the University of Minnesota. After a dozen years in the classroom, Hodgson quit teaching to pursue a writing career. Visit for more information about this busy mother, grandmother, great grandmother, author, speaker, doodle artist, and community volunteer.