Two woodland friends spot a mysterious pile of snow decked out with funny objects which they put to use in unintended and highly original ways, proving that things are what you make of them
One morning, a squirrel and a chipmunk find the oddest things stuck in a giant pile of snow. Readers will recognize a snowman, but the two friends have their own ideas about what they've found. The top hat is a tall rowboat; the carrot nose is a rare dragon's tooth; and the mittens, of course, are fish puppets. The squirrel and the chipmunk wonder what all of these items are doing in a giant pile of snow, but when they take them home they figure out just what to do with them. The tall rowboat makes a perfect table; the rare dragon's tooth makes a delicious soup; and the fish puppets make amazing hats! They throw a dragon tooth soup party for all their friends, and the next morning they put (almost) everything back, nearly where they found. Readers will still see a snowman, but they'll also see how the snowman can be so much more.
November 5, 2019
Up to Kindergarten
Lexile: AD470L | Fountas/Pinnell: L
Kevin Tseng grew up in Thousand Oaks, California and earned a bachelor's degree in biology and illustration at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. He lives in Los Angeles, where he works as a designer and artist at Disney.
Dana Wulfkotte is a freelance animator, comic artist, and children's book author/illustrator. As an animator/designer, she has worked on various animation projects for HBO, PBS, Google, and many others. She currently lives in Queens, NY with her boyfriend and two rabbits.
“[C]harmingly silly . . . Tseng’s minimal, witty text . . . works with Wulfekotte’s cheery, cheeky illustrations . . . [W]ill elicit giggles.”—Publishers Weekly
“[R]eminiscent of Antoinette Portis’s Not a Box
or Not a Stick
. . . Wulfekotte’s illustrations provide thoughtful animation to the story . . . A quick, amusing read, this would be a good pick for most collections looking to round out their winter-themed selections.”—School Library Journal