The Snowbearby Sean TaylorClaire Alexander (Illustrator)

Hardcover, 32 pages
Published October 3rd 2017 by words & pictures
5 Stars

Synopsis: Snow comes in the night, and Iggy and Martina make a snowbear. But then a sledge ridge takes them deep into the woods. How will they get back home again?

The Snowbear is a spellbinding story about the magic of snow and the power of a child’s imagination. With a simple text and beautiful illustrations, it will be read again and again. Themes of friendship, loyalty, and bravery make it a great choice for story time, as a bedtime read or on car trips. Children will love the crisp, wintry setting brought to life by Claire Alexander’s art.

My Review: With winter almost here and snow on the horizon, this is an amazing book to have ready to read to your children. Iggy and Martina wake up to a snowy world and are excited about getting outside. They are warned by mother about the steep hill and the slippery slope as they head outside to make a snowman. The snowman, becomes a snowbear with a happy smile. But when they decide to go sledding, they run into trouble. How will they get back up the steep hill? Will they make it safely back home? The Snowbear is a wonderful, magical story about the power of a child’s imagination. It brings back memories of the snowy days where I spent hours outside playing in the snow as a child. The story is simple, yet delivers a great message. Friendship, loyalty and bravery all shine through and make this a great bedtime story, a story that older siblings could read with their younger ones, or that a primary teacher could read to her class. The illustrations by Claire Alexander are beautiful. They are whimsical and make the story come alive. A great addition to any library, whether public, school, class or family. The publisher generously provided me with a copy of this book via Netgalley.