Children’s Book: THE RABBIT AND THE SNOWMAN by Sally Lee

Lee I received a review copy this week of The Rabbit and the Snowman by Sally Lee. It’s a kid’s book, probably good for ages 3-6.

My four year-olds and I read it yesterday, and they gave it two thumbs up. It’s the story of a snowman who befriends a rabbit in the winter. By spring, the snowman has melted, and the rabbit, while distracted by the nice weather and the flowers and the birds, misses the snowman. When the cold weather returns, the snowman reappears and the friends are reunited.

This is a gentle story with lovely watercolor drawings and some unique visual perspectives. When I asked the girls what they liked about the book, they said, “I like the pretty snow.” “I like the colors.” and “I like how the snowman came back.” Both said they would like to read it again.

I’d be happy to read it to them again too. It’s not my favorite kid’s book of all time, probably because it’s missing that adult humor that makes some kid’s books so entertaining to read, but it’s certainly a sweet book with a nice message about enduring friendship.

You can read another review of “The Rabbit and the Snowman” at BookingMama.


  • Amy
    July 21, 2008 - 6:39 am | Permalink

    Hi Gayle,
    You’re right — children’s books are especially appealing when there’s something in it for the adults, like humor, insight, or poetry. But this one looks cute!

  • July 21, 2008 - 2:03 pm | Permalink

    I reviewed this one last week. My younger kids (ages 3 and 6) liked the story and asked for it again (and again). Yes, it’s always nice when there’s something in it for the adults, though!
    I really liked the illustrations. I haven’t read anything else by Sally O. Lee, but she has written quite a few kids’ books.

  • July 30, 2008 - 10:46 am | Permalink

    Nice to see your review of this; I think I’m getting a review copy as well.

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