Book Review: The Snowbear

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The Snowbear

Written by Sean Taylor

Illustrated by Claire Alexander

32 pages

Published by Words & Pictures

Publication date: 3rd October 2017

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Summary (from Goodreads):

Snow comes in the night, and Iggy and Martina make a snowbear. But then a sledge ridge takes them deep into the woods. How will they get back home again?

The Snowbear is a spellbinding story about the magic of snow and the power of a child’s imagination. With a simple text and beautiful illustrations, it will be read again and again. Themes of friendship, loyalty, and bravery make it a great choice for story time, as a bedtime read or on car trips. Children will love the crisp, wintry setting brought to life by Claire Alexander’s art.

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Two children wake up to find their world transformed by snow so they set out to build a snowman…no, a snowbear! They throw snowballs, and slide on a sled…but end up going a lot further than they mean to. The sled finally stops deep in the dark woods, where dangerous creatures lurk. Can anyone help them get back home safely?

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What I liked: Beautiful illustrations which complement the text perfectly. The snowy setting, sense of wonder at the snow and the power of children’s imagination.

Even better if: I can’t think of any way to improve this!

How you could use it in your classroom: Add it to your Book Advent or collection of seasonal books to read around winter. It would be interesting to start a discussion about the power of imagination – was the wolf really there? Did the Snow Bear come to save them? What really happened?

snowbear4(Thank you to Netgalley and Words & Pictures for my e-ARC)

8 Comments Add yours

  1. This looks super cute!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. AJ says:

    Thank you for giving suggestions on how to use it:)

    Liked by 1 person

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