Thursday, February 2, 2012

Have you ever read Snowmen at Night or Snowmen All Year?  The second graders have been listening to these stories this week.  The illustrations are beautiful and full of detail!  After hearing the stories, students used black construction paper and colored chalk to draw a detailed picture of what they would do with their snowmen if they were made of magical snow and stayed around all year long.  The activity was a little messy but so much fun!

Have you ever built a snowman and discovered the next day that his grin has gotten a little crooked, or his tree-branch arms have moved? And you've wondered . . . what do snowmen do at night? This delightful wintertime tale reveals all Caralyn Buehner's witty, imaginative verse offers many amusing details about the secret life of snowmen and where they go at night, while Mark Buehner's roly-poly snowmen are bursting with personality and charm. From the highly successful team that created such winning titles as "Fanny's Dream," "Snowmen at Night" is fabulous, frosty, and fun

In this lighthearted, funny follow-up to the previous Snowmen bestsellers, our young narrator dreams of a non-melting snowman friend who joins him for all of the year's events. They ride a roller coaster together, dive into a swimming pool in the summer, watch the Fourth of July fireworks, and trick-or-treat on Halloween.

It's hilarious, happy wish fulfillment that kids will adore. As Kirkus said of the first book, "It would be difficult not to fall in love with this rollicking flight of imagination."

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