Wednesday, December 12, 2007
#6 Favorite Christmas Picture Book: Snowmen at Christmas by Caralynn and Mark Buehner
Another husband and wife team bring us Snowmen at Christmas. Caralynn (author) and Mark (illustrator) Buehner have followed up their wonderful book, Snowmen at Night, with this charming story that asks the question, How do snowmen celebrate Christmas?
Promo info: As he lies all snug in his bed, the boy narrator imagines merry snowmen gathering in the town square, hanging sparkling balls of snow on the big Christmas tree. A charming holiday bedtime story. Mark Buehner's radiant paintings can melt hearts, even on the coldest wintry night.
The roly-poly, free-spirited stars (and excellent sledders) of Snowmen at Night are back, this time to celebrate Christmas, snowman style. Tree trimming, carols and ice cream are all part of the festive agenda-as is a visit from "the snowman Kris Kringle." Jazzy rhyming verse keeps a buoyant party beat as Mark Buehner's holiday lights and street lamps twinkle and glow like the real thing. Readers will smile watching these nimble and nattily accessorized snowmen dancing, decorating cookies and playing the fiddle before they settle back into place for Christmas, human style.
The Buehner's have two other wonderful books featuring these snowmen.
Snowmen at Night reveals a wonderful wintertime secret--when we are sleeping, the snowmen are out playing! Have you ever built a snowman and discovered the next day that his grin has gotten a little crooked, or his tree-branch arms have moved? And you've wondered . . . what do snowmen do at night? This delightful wintertime tale reveals all!
Caralyn Buehner's witty, imaginative verse offers many amusing details about the secret life of snowmen and where they go at night, while Mark Buehner's roly-poly snowmen are bursting with personality and charm. Snowmen at Night is fabulous, frosty, and fun!
The Snowmen Pop-Up Book is a lavish pop-up format that features six action-packed, interactive spreads with multiple pop-ups, pull-tabs, and other nifty elements. It's so much fun to play with, Santa might want to add it to his own Christmas list, yet this highly creative pop-up book will make a great gift for any occasion.
Now playing on my iPod: Let It Snow performed by Michael Bublé