The Smiley Snowman

32p. 978-1-56148-696-0.
PreS-K—Little Bear, Small Fox, and Fluff Bunny want to keep their newly built snowman looking happy. He smiles as they entertain him with stories and headstands until it grows dark. In the morning when they see the frown on his face, they suspect he's sad because of the cold. They find clothes to cover him up, but that only makes him melt and look sadder. Together they discover what their snowman needs more than company and clothes to smile again. Silvery blue-green glitter makes the snowman appear to twinkle. And as the lovable animal friends play in the snowy woods, they make winter seem cozy and fun. This book would be a pleasant read-aloud for a winter-themed storytime.—Tanya Boudreau, Cold Lake Public Library, AB, Canada
Little Bear, Small Fox, and Fluff Bunny build a snowman. As its smile begins to fade, the friends figure out ways to please their snowy pal, conveying the message that friendship can be found in the most unexpected of places and amongst the most unlikely of characters. Cheerful illustrations outlined with glitter add to the story's cutesiness.

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