Illustrated by Will Hillenbrand
I am so excited to share this new book with you. It is truly magical in so many ways. Perhaps the most evident is that this story doesn't have any words. The illustrations are so beautiful and expressive that the story literally leaps off the pages and allows the reader to tell the tale. We have been working with my daughter on learning to read, and one of the lessons we are teaching her is to use the pictures. Pictures truly can tell entire stories and this book is just that.
This story tell the beautiful tale of a new snowman whose forest friends help bring to life. He then shares a story with his friends, which they all just love! The snowman then falls asleep for the night and a little rabbit runs off with the book! The snowman and his animal friends chase the rabbit, working together to figure out how to get to him. But what they find when they find the bunny is just a very sweet surprise.
Our family truly enjoyed settling in to share the Snowman's Story. The book is filled with beautiful, expressive illustrations that take you away to the wintery land. I know this will be a favorite for our family for many years to come. My daughter loved imagining what the snowman and animals were thinking, feeling, and saying. It allows for you to be creative and looking more closely at the illustrations.
I would highly recommend this book for the upcoming winter season. There is nothing cozier then cuddling up with a beautiful story, a warm blanket, and the people you love!
About the Illustrator
Will Hillenbrand has illustrated many beloved picture books, including Kiss the Cow by Phyllis Root; and Sleep, Big Bear, Sleep!, and Sneeze, Big Bear, Sneeze! by Maureen Wright. He has also written and illustrated a number of picture books, including Down by the Barn, the Bear and Mole series, and Mother Goose Picture Puzzles. Will enjoys visiting schools to talk about the creative process involved in making a picture book. He lives with his wife, Jane, and their son, Ian, in Terrace Park, Ohio. For more information, visit his website: http://www.willhillenbrand.com.
Be sure to continue along on this book tour by visiting Booking Mama for our next stop! Download this free game to help the Snowman find his story. And you can share this fun coloring sheet with the kids so they can help bring the snowman to life.
* I received a copy of this book in order to participate in this book tour and provide an honest review. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own and have not been influenced in any way.