December's Book, by Caralyn Buehner, illustrated by Mark Buehner!
Have you ever built a snowman and the next day discovered that it looks different? The smile seemed different, the nose drooped, perhaps the arms hung down like they were tired? Have you wondered what snowmen do all night long when no one is watching them?
In this fun book a young boy notices that his snowman has gotten droopy and disheveled and his imagination soon takes us on a nocturnal adventure with all the neighborhood's snowmen. The rhythm of the rhyming text tries to match the rollicking spirit of the snowmen's wintry pursuits making it easy to get into the "swing" of the story.
You and the kids will enjoy the illustrations that cleverly depict the nighttime scenes and the coming of the new day. Watch for subtle images in the clouds, snow, and even the moon.
If we don't have enough snow for you and your children to build a snowman you might want to buy some styrofoam balls of varying sizes using tooth picks to stack them into snowmen. You could then dress them with little scarves and hats and draw faces on them with felt tip pens. See December's News Letter by clicking here.
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