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SNEEZY THE SNOWMAN by Maureen Wright


By Maureen Wright (Author) , Stephen Gilpin (Illustrator)

Age Range: 3 - 5

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 2010
ISBN: 978-0-7614-5711-4
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish

Sneezy the Snowman, perhaps because he’s made of snow, is cold, so he helps himself to a cup of cocoa. “And then—right there—believe it or not... / he melted from drinking something too hot!” Responding to his puddled request to “Make me brand-new,” three children build him up again and give him one of their hats, but he’s still cold, so he finds himself a hot tub. “And then—right there—believe it or not... / he melted from sitting in water too hot!” What readers really won’t believe is that this cycle happens yet again without the kids saving him from himself. The cure for his chills? Ice cream. The utterly illogical end to this story of one unbelievably dense snowman is par for the course. Skip it. (Picture book. 3-5)