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|Snowmen at night|
Author: Buehner, Caralyn
Snowmen play games at night when no one is watching.
|Accelerated Reader Information:|
Interest Level: LG
Reading Level: 3.00
Points: .5 Quiz: 65071
|Reading Counts Information:|
Interest Level: K-2
Reading Level: 2.20
Points: 1.0 Quiz: 33565
Common Core Standards
Grade K → Reading → RL Literature → K.RL Key Ideas & Details
Grade K → Reading → RL Literature → K.RL Craft & Structure
Grade K → Reading → RL Literature → K.RL Integration of Knowledge & Ideas
Grade 1 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 1.RL Key Ideas & Details
Grade 1 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 1.RL Integration of Knowledge & Ideas
Grade 1 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 1.RL Range of Reading & Level of Text Complexity
Grade 2 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 2.RL Key Ideas & Details
Grade 2 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 2.RL Craft & Structure
Grade 2 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 2.RL Range of Reading & Level of Text Complexity
Grade 2 → Reading → CCR College & Career Readiness Anchor Standards fo
School Library Journal (10/02)
Full Text Reviews:
School Library Journal - 10/01/2002 PreS-Gr 1-A child wonders why a snowman looks droopy the morning after it was made and decides that snowmen must be nocturnal. The bouncy, rhyming text describes the imagined rumpus in which the snowmen have races, do tricks on skates, and bump into one another like clowns. "They gather up their snowballs, the pitcher takes his aim,/and underneath the moonlit sky they play a baseball game./No one knows just how it started,/but soon it's quite a sight-/with snowmen throwing snowballs/in the world's best snowball fight!" After a night of action, the tired snowmen return to their homes. The oil-over-acrylic paintings capture the fun of the rollicking adventures and bring these round creations to life. The illustrations convincingly depict their solid bodies in action, and the moonlit snowy setting provides a sense of mystery. The imaginative description and lively art could provide an entertaining read-aloud for bedtime sharing or winter storytimes.-Adele Greenlee, Bethel College, St. Paul, MN Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information. - Copyright 2002 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.
Booklist - 10/15/2002 What do snowmen do at night? This picture book, which glows with snow and starshine, has an answer. After they slide through the dark, into the park, where snowmothers make ice-cold cocoa, they race, have snowball fights, and sled down the hill. Finally, tuckered out, they go back to their respective houses, hats askew. The functional text has bouncy rhymes, but it's the artwork that is spectacular. Acrylic-over-oil paintings feature fat, happy snowpeople who practically jump--or sled--off the pages. What Buehner does with his colors and shadings as he captures night is particularly impressive. The purple of sunset, lit by street lamps, darkens into the black of the early morning hours; dawn breaks amethyst gold and then deepens into morning blue. As dusk moves into dawn, the snowpeople's play changes from frenzied fun into quieter pursuits; action and setting mirror one other. - Copyright 2002 Booklist.