My rating: 4 of 5 stars
My Early Childhood kiddos loved this book. Actually, when I asked them if they liked it, they leaned close and said, so there would be no mistaking, “We LOVED it.” I was told that they particularly loved the sparkles on the front, the pictures, and the glove.
Sitting in a close circle, we read and counted and examined. They were anxious to find the glove the raven stole, and delighted in finding it, both the tiny rendering and the bigger ones in the crisp detailed pictures. They decided as we read that the paper ornaments were hung by “Chinese spiders!” I’m not sure why that was the case for them, but it seemed to make sense in our circle, and the spiders were pretty important. We all agreed we had NEVER seen a snowman juggling before!
For intimate seek and find moments, for kids who love looking and questioning, this is a counting book which is a cut above. Teachers appreciated the story hidden within the story, too.
This has become a favorite winter read-aloud in my library already.