Snowballs

Snowballs Review

Pull on your mittens and head outside with Lois Ehlert for a snowball day! Grab some snow and start rolling. With a few found objects, like buttons and fabric and seeds, and a little imagination, you can create a whole family out of snow. “Ehlert uses collages of cut paper and vibrant, textured objects to dazzling effect in her tribute to building a snowman--and snowgirl and snowcat. Her inventive designs extend the reader’s perspective and tweak the limits of the picture-book format.”--Publishers Weekly

Title:Snowballs
Edition Language:English

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    Snowballs Reviews

  • Kathryn

    I'm afraid Ehlert's books just never really wow me. I love the cover on this and really appreciate her creativity in building the snowpeople/animals in this book, but there really isn't much of a stor...

  • Vivian

    We finished up our "OLAF GROWS" -- SNOWMAN story time with this book and I think it might have been the kids' favorite.A family collects stuff to decorate a snow family -- Dad, Mom, Brother, Sister, B...

  • Tiffany

    I admit there is no real plot to grasp the children's attention and simply reading it straight through would have probably bored them to death, but I don't believe that was the purpose of the book or ...

  • Alex  Baugh

    A family has been waiting for snow for a while now, collecting all kinds of odds and ends for when the big snowfall arrives. And finally - snow, enough snow for all kinds of snowballs. First up is a s...

  • Jessie

    *Lots* of vertical pages.I like the cut paper and other objects in the illustrations (and I love the weather reports on the back cover). Most of those objects aren't what I would have used to decorate...

  • Stephen

    Includes scientific information about snow and a recipe for popcorn balls, as well as creative ideas for feeding birds....

  • Brooke Thomas

    I absolutely adore this wintertime story! This story acknowledges what people and birds do when winter is coming. Birds store seeds, knowing that the snow will soon bury the rest. People make unique s...

  • White House Public Library

    I loved the pictures in this book! They really help to bring the story to life and show kids that you can take just about anything from a leaf to popcorn to a tie when creating a snowman. The text is ...

  • Amanda Brooke

    I read this to the first graders as a writing prompt. I went through the book and looked closely at the photograph. Then I gave the students writing paper so they could plan their snowpeople in the ev...

  • Laurie

    Booklist Vol. 92, No. 7 (December 1, 1995) Ages 3-8. A snow family is the heart of Ehlert's newest picture book, which shows, early on, a paper bag overflowing with materials ("good stuff in a sack" )...