This is a gentle story of a little girl reflecting on the wonder of snow. Snow comes in many ways, like the soft snow that comes while you sleep or the type with fat and cheerful snowflakes that sends you home from school. We follow her through early dismissal from school, to playing and making snow angels with friends and catching snowflakes on their tongues. Cynthia Rylant’s text is soft and lilting, just like the floating snowflakes themselves. Unique and rhythmic, if you are quiet, you can feel the snowy moments as you read. There is a wistfulness in the text as Rylant compares snow to life. Nothing lasts forever…
I LOVE this book. A loose and lyrical rhyme weaves its way through the process and the magic of building a snowman. A neighborhood of children come together in a wintry wonderland to build a giant friend. Everyone helps and the struggle is real. This snowman is huge! This is a great book for teaching sequential thinking. It literally is a step-by-step guide to what you need to do and have, to build a snowman.