When a little boy wakes up in the night during a snowstorm, he discovers that the sidewalk is already done. . . and there isn't anyone around but the snowman that he built! He imagines that what if like our parents, snowmen had work that they had to do, like owning a pet shop, or fixing other snowmen's teeth? He imagines a whole world of snow people going about their daily lives. . . all right underneath our sleeping noses!
If you were a snowman, what job would you choose?
Ten years ago, on the publication of Snowmen at Night, we discovered the secret lives of snowmen. While we humans sleep, the snowmen go sledding, play baseball, and drink cocoa. But now it's revealed that snowmen don't just play all night--they have jobs to do, just like the parents of human kids. Dentists replace missing coal from snowman smiles while pet store owners help pair snowkids with their very own snowpuppy or snowfish to love. The pizza man delivers frozen pizza, and factory workers make the coolest toys in town.
This fourth book in the New York Times bestselling Snowmen series is a gleeful, goofy delight. Kids will love spotting the silly details in each illustration, and the hidden pictures too. (They can look on the back side of the book jacket for a key to all that's concealed within.)
Mark and Caralyn Buehner are an award-winning husband-and-wife team who live in Salt Lake City, Utah.
In the Buehners fourth snowmen book, a boy contemplates what jobs snowmen might perform. A snowman dentist might drill bits of coal/ To fix a snowmans smile; others work as sled mechanics, librarians, and frozen pizza delivery men. Mark Buehners inviting paintings contrast the icy characters with cozy indoor scenes. Though the story ends on a flat note, the abundantly silly details should spur readers imaginations, and images hidden in each spread invite close study. Ages 48. (Oct.) 2012 Reed Business Information
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