This is a wonderful book that will not only provide kids with lots of information about skiing, it is also written to create enthusiasm in the child while at the same time introduces not only the sport, but also the amazing natural surroundings that come with it. One of the fun aspects of the book is that Rick Sanger and Carol Russell use animals as the book’s main characters. There are giraffe, raccoon, tigers, mice, cats, crabs, fish, teddy bears, and more. The author mixes easy and fun rhymes with very nicely done drawings to accompany them. There is always a lesson, a message in each verse. I actually really enjoyed reading the book myself! It’s fun. This is by far one of the best books out there for the four to eight year old aspiring little skier, and I have recommended it to quite a few of my student’s parents. By reading the book children will actually start becoming familiarized with a lot of the new things they will learn in their first lessons, such as how to do the “pizza”, or that they will need to wear sunglasses while out in the snow. This book really can trigger enthusiasm and it is just as instructional as it is fun. At the back of the book there are tips and advice for parents on how to keep their kids enjoying the sport, their ski lessons, and how they can be safer on the slopes. y favorite verse in the book is still “When bunnies fall down, they laugh right out loud. If they bounce up by themselves, it makes them feel proud.” It is so important to not only take away the fear from falling down, but actually encourage children to get up by their own (for their own skill improvement as well as for the sake of the instructor). My highest recommendations!