Emma is awaiting the arrival of her cousin, Abby. Snow starts to fall at the inn Emma’s mother runs. Quickly the inn fills with guests. Emma gives up her bed to a family who is cold in the falling snow. Finally, Abby arrives and Emma and Abby have a sleepover on the floor in the main room of the inn.“More travelers arrive, tracking in snow. They shiver in front of the fire.‘I want to go home,’ a baby raccoon wails. ‘Shh-shh,’ says his grandpapa.Mama gives away her room to the Squirrel family.”Illustrations make the animals of the story appear cheerful even during the heavy snowfall.