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All You Need for a Snowman [Hardcover]

By Alice Schertle (Author), Barbara Lavallee (Illustrator) & Tamson Weston (Editor)
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Lyrical text and energetic illustrations combine to follow a cheerful group of youngsters as they build a gigantic snowman! 15,000 first printing.

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" 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.

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Harcourt Children's Books
Pages   32
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 11.24" Width: 8.7" Height: 0.4"
Weight:   0.89 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Oct 7, 2002
Publisher   Silver Whistle
Age  2-5
ISBN  015200789X  
ISBN13  9780152007898  

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More About Alice Schertle, Barbara Lavallee & Tamson Weston

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ALICE SCHERTLE is an award-winning poet whose books include Little Blue Truck, Very Hairy Bear, All You Need for a Beach, and All You Need for a Snowman. She lives in Plainfield, Massachusetts.
PETRA MATHERS is an acclaimed picture book illustrator whose books include In Aunt Giraffe's Green Garden by Jack Prelutsky, The Miraculous Tale of the Two Maries by Rosemary Wells, Strange Mr. Satie by M. T. Anderson, and her own beloved Lottie books. She lives in Astoria, Oregon."

Alice Schertle currently resides in Plainfield, in the state of Massachusetts.

Alice Schertle has published or released items in the following series...

  1. Little Blue Truck

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1 thing BETTER than A SNOWman & that's 2 SNOWMEN!!!  Dec 7, 2007
A Reading-Aloud book  Mar 22, 2006
This is a good story to read to a group of children. The illustrations are clear and colorful and there is a nice rhythm and rhyme to the text. As the snowman is being built, and his accoutrements added, there is a teasing "except" or "but" before you turn the page, inviting participation and anticipation from the audience. I was surprised and delighted that when a new snowfall invited the construction of a second snowman it turned out to be, not a pet or a snow-wife, but another snowman. Since this is a clear departure from traditional snow-being groups I suspect the author is making a point, but a point so subtle that is only going to be noticeable if someone chooses it to be. If there is an objection to the implied message, there is no problem interpreting the story as a snowman having a snowguy buddy. The book is well worth reading regardless of how you interpret it.
A great snow day story, nothing more than that  Jan 28, 2005
My 3 yr old son absolutely loves this book and I was pleasantly surprised with the simple rhyming story and how nice it reads aloud. I couldn't disagree more with a previous reviewer's insinuation that this book is depicting a hidden sexual message simply because the two snowmen are male at the end. Last time I checked two men ("snow" or of any other type) can be friends without it meaning anything else. Ridiculous. Like I said, a great inexpensive read - words flow beautifully and the pictures are sweet and great for kids.
All You Need for a Snowman  Dec 15, 2004
PreS-K. "One small snowflake fluttering down- that's all you need for a snowman. EXCEPT." Alice Schertle uses rhyming, catchy text in describing how to make a snowman. The use of the word "EXCEPT" encourages children to listen closely as they wait for the page to turn. The watercolor paintings help tell the story of neighborhood children working together to build a larger than life snowman. The children, dressed in colorful clothing "pat them and pack them and roll them around," and then, that "one big ball," seems to be larger than a house. The finished snowman is so large the book needs to be turned sideways to see it. These beautiful paintings along with the fun text keep the energy alive in this book. A great book for a snow or snowman themed storytime!
A New Classic!  Jan 9, 2003
This book, with its inviting watercolors and wonderful use of words is a new favorite of mine. A snowman, built very simply yet lovingly by a neighborhood full of children is perfect for a warm cuddle with your favorite toddler.

A perfect picture book.


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