Caralyn Buehner, Author
Mark Buehner, Illustrator
Dial Books for Young Readers, Fiction, 2002
Suitable for: Ages 4-7
Themes: Snowmen, Imagination, Winter
Opening/Synopsis: “One wintry day I made a snowman, very round and tall. The next day when I saw him, he was not the same at all!” A boy builds a snowman, but the next morning his snowman has changed. It made him wonder what snowmen do at night. He imagines them sliding away from their homes and going to a park for a night of fun and games with other snowmen.
Why I like this book: Written and illustrated by husband and wife team Caralyn and Mark Buehner, Snowmen at Night is a spectacular and funny book that will spark the imaginations of millions of children. They wrote the story after they opened their front door and discovered the snowman they built the night before, had moved several yards. They wondered… And, so will their young readers. This book is beautifully illustrated and kids will want to study each detail on the page. And, Mark has hidden shapes in his winter scenes that kids will want to search for.
Resources: When it snows, encourage your child to build a snowman, dress it up and watch each day for any changes. Encourage them to make angels in the snow, or help them make snow ice cream.