Thursday, January 8, 2009
ALL YOU NEED FOR A SNOWMAN
Illustrated by Barbara Lavallee
Yes! It's that time of year! With anticipation from young to old, eagerness for it to snow is all around us. It only takes one snowflake to fall to start the fun and imagination of yesterday, today and snowfalls yet to come. The joy of being outside and building a snowman is a tradition that will always exist. In the story, "All You Need For a Snowman," the children can't wait for that first flake of snow. There is one, then two, and then there are millions. With snowflakes falling all around, the children build a snowman packing the snow into the biggest snowball they could. They then need a middle-sized one and then a smaller one which they use for the head. Working together, they build a huge snowman. The snow continues to fall and they decide to build a friend for their snowman. They dress them, each being unique. I enjoy the colorful and clean watercolors used to illustrate this story. They are well suited for this story and represents, for me, clean new snow which is very exciting at this time of year. Be sure to include this fun wintertime story with your bedtime audience.