Monday, January 28, 2013

The Biggest Snowman Ever

The Biggest Snowman Ever, by Steven Kroll and illustrated by Jeni Bassett, is a story about two mice who enter the town snowman contest.  Both are trying to build the biggest snowman ever to win.  The book follows them and their friends as they go through the steps in building their snowmen.  The rivals soon discover the same idea---they can work together.  Their cooperation leads to winning the contest and developing their friendship. 

This book can be enjoyed for its story, a mentor text for writing instructions, and a discussion starter for social skills needed to develop friendships.   It’s a fun book that young children will enjoy!

*Which snowman did you like best?
*What do you think Clayton and Desmond learned?
*What did you learn from this story?

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