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Summary: Sadie is frustrated when snowman after snowman melts during the winter, but as she learns through experience, she finds a way to keep the snowman all year long! This book teaches about perseverance and learning from experience.
Type of Reading: family reading, playtime reading, read aloud book, learning to read
Recommended Age: read together: 3 to 8; read yourself: 6 to 9
Interest Level: 3 to 7
Reading Level: 3.5
Age of Child: Started reading with child at 3 years old.
Young Reader Reaction: Preschooler loved the repetitive story of building the snowman and then it's melting--and could relate it to his/her disappointment at the melting snowman in the front yard.
Adult Reader Reaction: This book has a sad edge of inevitability, but the child's clever solution, the book ends on a happy note. Knowing the ending makes it easier to get through the inevitable snowman melting!!
Pros: With the repetitive language, this will be a good learn-to-read book.
Borrow or Buy: Borrow or buy. It is very inexpensive from Scholastic, but it may not grow beyond preschool years.