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My son's new favorite book!!! BUY THIS BOOK!!! 1 Billion Stars rating!
Reviewed in the United States on December 21, 2018
I need to take a moment during this busy holiday week to let everyone know that this is our home's new favorite book! It's been requested by my 3.5 year old EVERY night since it arrived. The rhyming scheme is creative and the story line is both funny AND teaches empathy, problem solving, and sharing -- all while making both little dude and his parental readers giggle. The illustrations are so cute! The emotions that the illustrator captures augment the story's humorous rhymes.
The storyline offers plenty of little dude interaction:
-- when the snowman says "brrrr" then we both pretend to be cold and shiver too.
-- when the snowman sneezes, queue little dude to make a giant "aaahchooo" fake sneeze!
-- when the snowman melts, we both make funny "blublbublubug" melting sounds (don't worry, Sneezy is ok! The kids help him out every time.).
This book also provides opportunities to count objects on the page and talk about the content of the images. (one of little dude's favorite prompts to adults is "talk about it" to almost everything) The two cardinals in the background of most scenes are hilarious! And because the images are so expressive, we can point out different emotions, or name actions: happy, sad, uncomfortable, thankful, concerned, worried, friendly, sharing
Durability: We've been transitioning away from board books and I'm always a little skittish about how thick and durable the paperback pages will be when ordering books online. These pages have a sheen to them and they are more durable for little hands than some other books we've ordered. Successful page turns by little dude so far while in heavy rotation and zero page tears.