Friday, October 4, 2013

Dear Snowman by Kathryn White and Alison Edgson (Little Tiger Press)

Dear Snowman

Written by Kathryn White

Illustrated by Alison Edgson

Published by Little Tiger Press

Call us complete softies (you're complete softies!) but we cannot resist Alison Edgeson's warm, fuzzy, cuddly and devastatingly cute animal characters - particularly her bunnies. In "Dear Snowman", the cutest bunny of all is the star - and one snowy winter's day he builds a fabulous snowman to be friends with. Dressed in a jaunty woollen hat and scarf, he's absolutely perfect and great fun to play with.

Sadly though, one morning our little bunny wakes up to find his best friend has completely disappeared! Where has he got to? Thanks to a rather lovely mum, who explains that Snowmen often go on their travels when it's not wintry and snowy, Bunny keeps in touch by postcard and learns all about the fabulous adventures his snowman pal has in distant countries. Riding on a camel through the desert (which is quite perilous when you're made of snow!) or having his hat stolen by cheeky monkeys in the rainforest. Snowman sees lots of interesting things but is always careful to mail a postcard to his best friend, who knows that once the winter snow returns - so will Dear Snowman!

This book gives us such a warm cuddly glow and though there's no snow on the ground, we can imagine how great it's going to be when it snows - and when we can snuggle up in front of the fire in the lounge, wrapped up in a lovely cuddly blanket with a huge steaming cup of hot chocolate and this book - before we build a dear snowman of our own.

Charlotte's best bit: Snowman riding a camel. "I've done that!" she squealed (and she has too!)

Daddy's Favourite bit: Warm, cuddly, cute and sweet, a wintry tale that's absolutely perfect to read to your little bunnies as they snuggle up on a cold winter's evening.

(Kindly sent to us for review by Little Tiger Press)

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