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Title:
All you need for a snowman
Author:
Schertle, Alice.
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
San Diego : Harcourt, 2002.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Summary:
Lists everything that one needs to build the perfect snowman, from the very first snowflake that falls.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.3 0.5 64422.
Added Author:
ISBN:
9780152007898
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

One small snowflake fluttering down--
That's all you need for a snowman.

Or is it? In these pages, an exuberant crew is summoned to create a snowman of heroic proportions. Starting with the very first flake, Alice Schertle's clever and energetic rhyming text details the steps these little sculptors take to create a chilly chum. Barbara Lavallee's bold and lively illustrations overflow with brisk winter energy.
Snow, colorful clothes, and a dash of the miraculous combine to shape a winter experience that is both familiar and fantastic.


Author Notes

Alice Schertle was born in 1941. She graduated from the University of Southern California. This mother and former teacher is an award-winning poet and the author of over forty books. Her children's books include All You Need for a Beach, All You Need for a Snowman, Little Blue Truck Leads the Way, Little Blue Truck, A Very Hairy Bear, and Little Blue Truck's Christmas. She lives in Plainfield, Massachusetts.


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Booklist Review

PreS^-K. The narrator offers encouraging advice on how to make a snowman, while neighborhood children industriously build two impossibly large ones, decked out with all sorts of winning accessories. "One small snowflake / fluttering down--/ that's all you need / for a snowman. / EXCEPT / two more snowflakes . . . / three flakes . . . four . . . / five . . . six . . . seven thousand . . . / eight million more. "The text flows easily, rhythmic and rhyming, but without ever falling into lockstep predictability. Just as fresh and pleasing as the verse are the watercolor-and-gouache paintings, which capture the playfulness of the subject. Though the children cavort in the snow, they also work seriously and succeed magically in making their enormous snow sculptures. The harmonious colors of their clothing glow against the ever present backdrop of blue-tinged whiteness. Lavallee, whose appealing artwork will be familiar to readers of Mama, Do You Love Me? (1991), creates series of scenes that celebrate the serious pleasures of children at play. A captivating book for snow-themed story hours and a dreamlike manual for would-be builders of snowmen. --Carolyn Phelan


Publisher's Weekly Review

"While this deceptively simple book starring children building a snowman is ultimately about community... youngsters will find the lilting language and action-filled illustrations to be just plain fun," PW wrote in a starred review. Ages 3-5. (Nov.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


School Library Journal Review

PreS-Working cooperatively, the children of this snow-clad chalet village build two huge snowmen. In colorful winter clothing, these plump and squat kids, with their two-toned faces, swarm the white pages as step-by-step they create a snowman so big that readers must turn the page sideways for a full view. The text is bouncy and light, and rolls along like hand-packed snow. A heavy use of the word "except" entices children on to the next page. Finally, they see two snowmen of Paul Bunyan proportions. The skill of both the author and the artist gives this book energy. Toddlers will be thoroughly satisfied.-Martha Topol, Traverse Area District Library, Traverse City, MI (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.