The Snowball

illus. by Giuliano Ferri. 18p. Minedition. 2015. Board $9.99. ISBN 97809888240425.
Toddler-PreS—A little mouse finds a snowball and, with the help of his friends, creates an even bigger surprise in this tale of collaboration, imagination, and problem-solving. In this book set against the backdrop of a lovely winter day, the little mouse pushes the snowball up the hill, and each page turn garners a new critter to aid in his journey. The circle die-cut gets bigger and bigger as they reach the hill's apex, but a sudden disaster dissolves the large mound of snow. Never fear! Each animal shares a clothing item to produce a new snow creation. The simple text and watercolorlike illustrations will engage little ones and inspire them to have their own wintry fun.

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