Holiday Book-A-Day: Snowmen At Christmas

Counting down to Christmas with a new holiday book each day!

snowmen at christmas Snowmen at Christmas by Caralyn Buehner, illustrated by Mark Buehner

The sequel to Snowmen at Night, this book explores how snowmen celebrate the Christmas season once the humans have all gone to bed.  It’s nice to find a rhyming story that flows so smoothly from one stanza to the next, but where this book really shines — and I mean that literally — is in its illustrations.

Illustration from SNOWMEN AT CHRISTMAS.

Illustration from SNOWMEN AT CHRISTMAS.

Mark Buehner is the Caravaggio of the picture book world with regards to his treatment of light, and his luminous art compels the reader to linger over each page.  (So does the note at the end of the book inviting readers to look for a cat, a rabbit, a Santa face, a T-Rex, and a little brown mouse hidden in each painting!)  After reading the book, you can test yourself with the Jeopardy-style Snowmen At Night Flipquiz game.

 

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