cover image Snowmen at Work

Snowmen at Work

Caralyn Buehner, illus. by Mark Buehner. Dial, $16.99 (32p) ISBN 978-0-8037-3579-8

In the Buehners’ fourth snowmen book, a boy contemplates what jobs snowmen might perform. A snowman dentist “might drill bits of coal/ To fix a snowman’s smile”; others work as sled mechanics, librarians, and frozen pizza delivery men. Mark Buehner’s inviting paintings contrast the icy characters with cozy indoor scenes. Though the story ends on a flat note, the abundantly silly details should spur readers’ imaginations, and images hidden in each spread invite close study. Ages 4–8. (Oct.)