Snowmen at Night
by Caralyn Buehner
Kids and snowmen go together like hot chocolate and mini marshmallows. I'm not sure what it is? I've had the opportunity to make a snowman a few times, as an adult, and it wasn't much fun. It's cold, hard work. And my snowmen were generally disappointing in both stature and symmetry, compared to the Frostyesque image in my mind. But for a child, if there's snow, there's a snowman to be made.
My children love the snowmen who come to life in Caralyn Buehner's Snowmen at Night. The book attempts to solve the mystery of why snowmen never look quite the same day to day. Could it be that some funny business is going on at night? Yes, indeed. Kids love hearing about all the fun the snowmen have at night--ice skating, sledding, playing baseball--even "drinking cups of ice cold cocoa made by snowman mothers."
You won't regret purchasing this book or checking it out from your local library. It's a delightful read-aloud and even engages the imaginations of older kids. Just like The Grinch Who Stole Christmas and The Polar Express, Snowmen at Night deserves a spot on your holiday bookshelf.
Contributed by Danyelle, Fairmont Schools
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