Thomas wants to build the biggest and best snowman ever. Since he can't do it alone, he'll need a helping hand--or a paw. But little bears love to hibernate. How do you wake up a snoozing bear? By tickling it? Singing to it? Maybe making its favorite snack?
How to Build a Snow Bearis a story about two siblings sharing a wondrous wintry day.
Eric Pinder is the author ofHow to Share with a Bear, also illustrated by Stephanie Graegin. He teaches creative writing at the New Hampshire Institute of Art and earned his MFA in writing for children and young adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts. He lives in rural New Hampshire.
Stephanie Graegin has illustrated many popular books for children, includingPeace is an Offering. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.
“Thomas is a friendly, round-faced boy, and the bear looks like a large teddy bear. There is nothing scary here, just great problem-solving skills and sibling fun. VERDICT Preschool children will enjoy listening to the silly, sweet story. Older ones will be able to read it themselves-perhaps in a fort with a sibling.” —School Library Journal
“Graegin's choice of muted colors infuses the story with an overall intimate and comfy feel. The soft browns of the characters' faces, bear suit, and house interior reflect the warmth permeating the brothers' loving interactions. A pleasant choice for a cozy read.” —Kirkus Reviews
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