cover image Snowman Magic

Snowman Magic

Katherine Tegen, illus. by Brandon Dorman. Harper, $12.99 (32p) ISBN 978-0-06-201445-0

Frosty isn’t the only snowman with the ability to animate himself; after a boy named George carefully builds a snowman, it magically comes to life, too. George and the snowman run and play in the plush snow, but the following morning sees warmer temperatures; by Monday, the snowman is a horribly misshapen lump. Tegen doesn’t dwell on such unpleasantness, though (the very next morning, snow is falling again), and Dorman’s paintings offer quintessentially wintry delights on every page—one can almost hear George’s bright green boots squeaking in the snow. Ages 4–8. (Oct.)