Snowballs by Lois EhlertPull 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
Our favorite snowman books
Many of you will be hitting the library soon in search of books about winter for your preschool or kindergarten classrooms. In an effort to make your search a little easier I have compiled a list of my ten favorites for you here. Some of these books are classics and others are more recent finds so there is sure to be something for everyone. This beautifully illustrated book is filled with vivid images that are sure to capture the attention of any young child and engage them in counting chants that will promote mathematical fluency. The Jacket I Wear in the Snow by Shirley Neitzel Reminiscent of the snowsuit scene in The Christmas Story , readers follow along as the main character bundles up in layer after layer of winter clothing. The predictable rhyming text of this book invites the children to chant along.
When it's cold outside and snow is falling, cuddle up with a good book about Snowmen. Frosty the Snowman was a jolly happy soul. With a corn cob pipe and a button nose and Two eyes made out of coal. Frosty the Snowman is a fairy tale, they say, He was made of snow, but the children know how he came to life one day. There must have been some magic in that old silk hat they found. For when they placed it on his head, he began to dance around. Oh, Frosty the Snowman was alive as he could be, And the children say he could laugh and play just the same as you and me.
These must have snowman books for kids are a perfect addition to your classroom or home book collection and are some of my favorites to read aloud each year! There is also a pumpkin version for fall! Similar to the style of the book Leaf Man same author this is another great one to add to your collection! It is filled with fun equations and rhymes, all on the quest to get to snowmen! The kids try to help him because Sneezy keeps melting himself! I loved this book because of its repetitive phrases — my kids immediately started joining in on parts, which made it a great interactive read aloud for us all to have fun with!
These snowman books for kids are the perfect addition to your classroom or home collection for great winter read alouds!.
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12 Children’s Snowman Books for Little Learners
If I get my wish you can bet we will be outside building our own snowman in our front yard. The Snowman by Raymond Briggs is a beautiful wordless picture book that I could not find anywhere! Luckily I remembered there was a video made and YouTube provided a nice backup. The little boy and the snowman explore the little boys house then the snowman takes the little boy to explore his magical world. My children loved the video. The music that accompanied the beautiful illustrations brought the whole magical story to life. Knowing how the story ends with the snowman melted in the front yard I was anxious to see how my kids would react.
My favorite type of books, and the ones most interesting to the children were ones they could read along with, that were repetitive, rhyming or ones that were interactive. Such as counting objects, naming colors or answering questions throughout the story. Here are some of the best snowman books for preschoolers. My favorite time to read this book is just before we go outside after a big snowfall. It gets the kids really excited to make their own snowman with all sorts of different types of accessories.