by Marty Kelley
In bestselling author-illustrator Marty Kelley's newest seasonal soap opera, a young worrywart with a vivid imagination takes his fears to extremes--with hilarious results. What if he slips on the snow? What if he falls through the ice? What if he's frozen--til spring ? ? The silliness builds like a snowball rolling downhill as our hero posits all the things could possibly...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published September 30th 2004 by Zino Press Children's Books
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Jan 07, 2010 Rebecca rated it 5 of 5 stars
A library patron turned me on to this book and it's a riot! A great read-aloud, read-it-by-yourself, read-it-with-a-friend, whatever. The main character (story is done in first person)awakes very excited to play in the snow but then he pauses to consider all the "what ifs." For instance, What if..."I can't stop the sled and the wind bites my nose and I can't see a thing 'cause my eyeballs are froze?" Also, "And my mittens are soggy and they smell like old cheese and my nose starts to run and the...more
A little boy gets ready to go play in the snow, but as he does he imagines all sorts of unlikely scenarios. He finally decides it is better to stay inside. This was a cute picture book, perfect for K-2 story time, though not my favorite illustrations.
A fun book, this would work well for a read-aloud with school-age children. It's not especially well-written, but the abundant rhymes actually do work well for the most part... and I enjoyed the tone and the humor. The young narrator's overwhelming anxiety and the worst-case scenarios which keep (literally) snowballing were perfect reading for a day in January. The illustrations are fun and work well with the book's tone. I liked it.