The Snowball (Board book)

By Giuliano Ferri

minedition, 9789888240425, 16pp.

Publication Date: November 1, 2015

List Price: 9.99*
* Individual store prices may vary.

Description

A simple, wordless celebration of winter joy—with a delightful surprise ending
 
What happens when you take a little snowball and try to make it bigger? You might roll it up a hill, you might even get some friends to help you roll it, until the snowball is huge. But what happens when gravity takes over? In this adorably hilarious, wordless board book, artist Giuliano Ferri uses clever die-cuts to bring humor and anticipation to a charming story of what happens when the snowball of your dreams goes off course.


About the Author

Giuliano Ferri is an artist, an animator, and an award-winning illustrator of many children’s books, including The Animals’ Christmas, Ant and Grasshopper, The Apple King, Best Friends, and Nino’s Magical Night. He is also the author and illustrator of Little Tad Grows Up; Luke & the Little Seed; Mummy, Mummy, Where Are You?; and Night, Night, Sleep Tight!


Praise For The Snowball

"The simple, clever plot is conveyed through sparse text, with the force of the story coming from the charming illustrations and the growing die-cut circle representing the snowball. Emphasizing collaboration and creativity, this lovely little board book is a wonderful wintertime selection for toddlers and preschoolers." —Kirkus Reviews


"In this creatively designed board book, a mouse with a festive scarf contemplates a snowball, represented by a die-cut hole. As the mouse starts pushing it up a hill—the die-cut hole/snowball grows larger with every page . . . All ends well when the animals build a snowman together and decorate it with their combined accessories." —Karin Snelson, Shelf Awareness


"A charming and funny story with spare text, engaging illustrations and the increasingly larger die-cuts of the growing snowball will have kids giggling on every page." —Kendall Rautzham, madisoncourier.com


"This simple story has few words and is perfect for little hands. Each page has a hole to look through as the snowball grows!" —Leah Moore, Northshire Bookstore, northshire.com


"The minimal text and whimsical watercolors playfully demonstrate that together, we can enhance strength and problem-solving skills.” —Mary Quattlebaum, washingtonparent.com