Snowflake in My Pocket

By Rachel Bright
Illustrated by Yu Rong

Once upon a winter, in a faraway place, lived a very wise bear and a very small squirrel...

From highly acclaimed picture book maker, Rachel Bright, comes a visually stunning, feel-good picture book filled with Yu Rong’s distinctive, awe-inspiring papercut artwork. The snow is coming – Bear can smell it! Squirrel is so excited – he’s never seen snow before! But when the snow arrives, Bear suddenly falls sick. Can Squirrel still bring some silvery, sparkly, magical whiteness to his best friend? Featuring a cut-out window in Squirrel's oak tree home, giving readers a sneak-peek to the wintry world outside, this delicately-crafted book captures the cosy, cuddly feeling of sharing a snowy night with a loved one, and is the perfect read for parents and children to treasure together – at Christmas and all year round.

  • Features stunningly delicate, intricate papercut art, with soft pencil line adding gorgeous visual detail to the landscapes.
  • Celebrates the magical feeling of seeing snow for the very first time - squirrel's window is a cut-out hole that gives a sneak peek to the world outside, which is revealed in all its snowy glory at the turn-of-the-page.
  • Features an uplifting message, Squirrel learning that even if he can't hold on to a physical snowflake, he will always hold and share with the his best friend, Bear, the memory of his first snowfall.

About the author

Rachel Bright is a writer, illustrator and printmaker; and the creator of the award-winning stationery and homeware range, The Bright Side. Rachel has written and illustrated several books for children, including Love Monster, and is the author of The Lion Inside, illustrated by Jim Field. She lives on a farm near the seaside with her partner, their daughter, a dog called Elvis and a cat called Superman. Find Rachel online at and on twitter as @Rachel_Bright2.

About the illustrator

Yu Rong, author and illustrator of A Lovely Day for Amelia Goose and illustrator of Tracks of a Panda, was born and raised in China. Inspired by happy memories from her childhood, Yu likes to bring traditional Chinese art forms – such as the papercut art of A Snowflake in My Pocket – to the picture book page. She lives and works in Cambridge with her husband and three children. Find Yu online at

ISBN: 9781406371819
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: November 1, 2016
Dimensions: 250 x 260mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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