After a long wait, the snow is falling. Rico is ready to race into some winter activities. Will Robot be able to keep up?
As in Suen's Red Light, Green Light (2005), this action-packed story about friends at play is told with minimal text. Part of the new Robot and Rico series, this Stone Arch Reader includes lots of repetition as a boy, Rico, and his friend Robot wait for snow. When it comes, they compete against each other as they race down a hill over and over on snowboards, skis, and inner tubes. Robot uses all kinds of elaborate equipment as he heads down the slopes, but Rico beats him each time. Finally, they race down together, without Robot's gear, and win. The digital pictures may sometimes be a bit cluttered for the young audience, but the excitement of outdoor winter play will grab new readers, and so will the close friends' rivalry and fun. * Booklist *