Saturday, November 8, 2014

Kid Konnection: Snowman's Story & Giveaway

Every Saturday, I host a feature called Kid Konnection -- a regular weekend feature about anything related to children's books. This week, I'm going to share with you a delightful picture book that's perfect for the upcoming holiday season!

Summary: One wintry day, a hat lands on the head of a newly made snowman and brings him to life. Hiding inside the hat is a rabbit, who listens to the snowman read a story to some animal friends. When the snowman falls asleep, the rabbit hops away with the book. But the snowman isn't about to let his story—or the mischievous rabbit—get away. The chase is on! Filled with charm and fun, this wordless picture book from a beloved illustrator lets kids tell their own version of the story, even as they delight in the action-filled pages. -- Two Lions

SNOWMAN'S STORY by Will Hillenbrand is a beautiful picture book that's guaranteed to capture the hearts of young and old readers alike! SNOWMAN'S STORY is a picture book in the truest sense of the word -- there are literally pictures only, no words. And those pictures are gorgeous!

SNOWMAN'S STORY tells (or should I say shows?) the story of a snowman who comes to life after a hat lands on his head. The snowman reads a bedtime story to his animal friends and then falls asleep. A rabbit who was hiding in his hat sneaks out, grabs the book, and hops away. The snowman awakens and sets out after the rabbit. He chases the rabbit through the winter wonderland and eventually discovers a surprise!

SNOWMAN'S STORY is just adorable and I couldn't help but fall for the snowman and his forest friends. The pictures are not only beautiful, but they also convey the entire story. There is no doubt that kids will want to describe the pages and tell their own version of the book. I have a feeling that children will love the chase scenes but also appreciate the sweet ending!

There is a free downloadable game -- Help Snowman Find His Story -- which is a great complement to the book. Just check out this book trailer. You will quickly see how wonderful these illustrations are.

Follow all the stops on the SNOWMAN’S STORY blog tour!

Mon, Nov 3
As They Grow Up
Tues, Nov 4
Cracking the Cover
Wed, Nov 5
Geo Librarian
Thurs, Nov 6
5 Minutes for Books
Fri, Nov 7
Momma Drama
Sat, Nov 8
Booking Mama
Mon, Nov 10
Just a Little Creativity
Tues, Nov 11
Kid Lit Frenzy
Wed, Nov 12
Children's Book Review
Thurs, Nov 13
Displaced Yinzer
Fri, Nov 14
Once Upon a Story

Unleashing Readers

Thanks to Blue Slip Media for providing a review copy of this book.

Giveaway alert: I have a copy of SNOWMAN'S STORY to share with one lucky reader. To enter, just fill out the form below before November 21st at 11:59 p.m. EST. I will randomly select and notify the winner the following the following day. This contest is open to those of you with U.S. addresses only. Good luck!

If you'd like to participate in Kid Konnection and share a post about anything related to children's books (picture, middle grade, or young adult) from the past week, please leave a comment as well as a link below with your name/blog name and the title of the book! Feel free to grab the little button too!


bermudaonion said...

That looks so sweet and the illustrations are to die for!

Stacie said...

Sounds like a perfect story for my Story Time this winter!

ChaosIsAFriendOfMine said...

Sounds like a cute book!

Dawn M. said...

I think that was the most dramatic trailer I've ever watched for a picture book. LOL!