Headline: Frozen Character Melts Hearts


In a forest full of snow people, Drift was a very lonely guy. He didn't wear a hat or scarf, so he wasn't invited to play with the others. Drift wished for a carrot nose. Surely, that would make him a perfect snowman. One day three children walked by and noticed that Drift could use some accessories. They offered him their hat, scarf, and mittens. That night there was a blizzard, and the wind blew his mittens and hat. While he searched for them, he heard a sound. A small bunny was lost, afraid, cold, and hungry. Drift knew what he had to do.

Parent Perspective:
Oh, my! What a beautiful story. The story has a Frosty the Snowman kind of feel to it, and matches the fantasy that kids love to have about creatures coming to life. This has more depth than Frosty and is truly its own unique tale of friendship and paying forward the gifts we are given. I was a little afraid of the bullying at the front, but was thrilled that the author left that behind once Drift started playing with the children. This goes on the "must read" and "must buy" lists for seasonal books.

Reader Enjoyment Factors:

Every child who dreams of playing with a snowman will adore this book. It is a heartwarming story of kindness and friendship that everyone can enjoy. Plan to read it over and over again.

Content Awareness Factors:

None. Bullying is part of the story and is used to illustrate Drift's loneliness. This may make some readers very sad.

Type of Book:
This is a seasonal picture book that will warm your heart.
Educational Themes:

The author does an exceptional job illustrating Drift's emotions and reactions to what is happening around him. Each spread creates an opportunity to talk with your child - what do you think Drift is feeling? have you ever felt that way? How would you feel? All is not negative. As the story progresses the tone shifts ... how does your reader feel at the end?

Reading Level:
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
9 and Up
Recommended Age To Read Together:
3 to 8
Purchase Recommendation:
Buy! This is a must-have for your home bookshelf.

Title The Most Perfect Snowman
Author Chris Britt
Publisher Balzer + Bray, Imprint HarperCollins Publishers © 2016
Illustrators Chris Britt
ISBN 9780062377043
Material Hard Cover
Cost $17.99
Genres Friendship, Seasons
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