Number of Pages: 24
Publication Date: November 1, 2016
Rating: out of 5 stars
Story Perspective: First-Person
Themes: Friendship, Acceptance
It’s winter time and Dan wants to go out in play. At first, he was reluctant to build a snowman and the possible repercussions of neighbor Bill’s comments. However, by some winter-y magic, a newfound friend Snowman Paul is made.
This adorable, simple read is one that young children would simply enjoy! The illustrations are welcoming, warming, and work well with the story at hand.
Written in simplistic language and in a rhyming fashion, I can see parents/teachers reading it with preschool and Kindergarten children. It could even be used a learning tool for simple poems for children to learn.
When Dan was worried about what a neighbor would think of his newfound friend, I found it both heartbreaking and endearing due to the outcome. In other words, this could be a nice introduction to friendship and what others may think/say to certain friends.
The only suggestion I would make is to keep the rhyming lines together on the same page rather than separating them. Written in AA, BB, CC, etc. rhyme, it was a bit of a challenge to find a rhythm when, for example, line C would be on one page and its rhyming partner C was on the other page.
Overall, I really enjoyed this read and it warmed my heart. 🙂