The Luckiest Snowball (Hardcover)
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"Help! I'm melting!" A boy rescues a snowball again and again in this funny story about a snowball that gets to see all four seasons.
A boy makes a snowball and is about to throw it when he hears "Stop! . . . Let's do something else." So the boy and the snowball make a snow angel, build a snow fort, and make a snowman instead. The boy decides to take the snowball home.
When the snowball starts to melt, the boy rescues it by putting it in the freezer, where the snowball meets some very nice frozen foods and a tray of ice cubes too. The snowball meets flowers and butterflies in spring, sea and sand in summer, and apples and colorful leaves in fall.
With a bright, glittery cover and bold illustrations, The Luckiest Snowball is a great read-aloud to share. Children will enjoy shouting along with the snowball's refrain-- "Help! I'm melting!"
There is back matter about the seasons and the three states of water.
An ILA-CBC Children's Choice!
About the Author
Elliot Kreloff is a best-selling illustrator of picture books, easy readers and board books, some of which he also wrote. A desire to illustrate the same scene in different seasons sparked the idea for The Luckiest Snowball, his first book for Holiday House. The father of a grown daughter, Elliot lives in New York City.
"This fun story will spark readers' imaginations and get them thinking about all the particular kinds of fun to be had throughout the year. The digital collage illustrations are bright, chunky, and colorful. Each season is given a few pages to shine and readers will enjoy finding the different signs of the changing seasons as the year progresses. . . . Entertaining and chock-full of excellent resources, this picture book is a great addition to a classroom library, or any library looking to add stories about the four seasons. —School Library Journal
"The unlikely character of the snowball displays some hilarious expressions as he faces temperature changes, and the outdoor scenes of the boy, dog, and snowball playing together are charming. . . . Several concluding pages offer basic information and discussion questions on the seasons and on water changing from a solid to a liquid state" —Kirkus Reviews
"Izzy is just about to throw a snowball when it suddenly pipes up: 'WAIT! STOP! . . . If you throw me—BLAM!— it’s the end of me.' So begins Larry the snowball’s yearlong odyssey. . . . Kreloff illustrates this tale with digital collages that evoke the mixed textures of traditional cut-paper assemblages and capture the nuances of snowball personality. Readers may want to make room in their freezers for Larrys of their own."—Publishers Weekly