Priceman's flowing lines and folk americana style gave this book the small town feel Spinelli was going for. The stock group of characters interact through words and pictures that achieve a kind of chaining complementary effect--sometimes pictures lead out ahead of words, and sometimes the other way around. The short term disappointment people feel in extreme weather is captured well here, and the combination of wish and knowledge that it will pass does not diminish the feel of the experience. A recipe at the end? Okay.