Monday, January 24, 2011

The Biggest, Best Snowman

The kids love The Biggest, Best Snowman written by Margery Cuyler and illustrated by Will Hillenbrand.  What can I say of this fun story that begs to be read aloud . . . it is a HOOT!

Kids really identify with the character Little Nell because the "BIG" people in her life refuse to let her perform certain tasks due to her small stature.  Little Nell sets out to the forest to prove that she can perform the large task of building a ginormous snowman.  I won't tell you the ending, but I will tell you that the kids really bask in the gratification Cuyler provides.  And this story rings timely as my own baby is increasingly asserting her independence and continuing to prove her capability.

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