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If the first snow falls on the first day of winter, the snow men, snow women, and snow children come out for a special party. The festivities include food, dancing, singing, and some surprises! With breathtaking pastel illustrations and an understated, enchanting story, this is the perfect book for a snowy day . . . or to read while wishing for snow to fall....

Title : Snow Party
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ISBN : 9781934706282
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 40 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Snow Party Reviews

  • Amy
    2019-05-13 04:08

    Many other reviewers mentioned that this book is soothing, or peaceful, or quiet, and that it would work well for calming kids down. My niece and nephew were a little challenging today. When I grabbed this book and started reading it, they both quieted down and just fell into this story. Thank goodness for good books when they're most needed!

  • Jennifer
    2019-05-02 02:26

    I loved the illustrations in this book and it is a great soothing book to calm any wild child down.

  • Eileen Carter
    2019-05-09 22:17

    The perfect book to read on a snowy day or even waiting for a snow fall to begin. The snowmen know how to have a grand time at their snow party. You and your child will enjoy this book reading together. Children will enjoy reading it themselves to see what funny things the snowmen will do at the party.

  • Karen Hayes
    2019-04-25 02:17

    Sweet tale of the magical events that take place when the first snow happens on the solstice.

  • Kim Ventrella
    2019-05-01 06:26


  • Wendy
    2019-04-28 22:35

    Winter solstice

  • Whole And
    2019-04-22 00:31

    We thoroughly enjoyed "Snow Party" and imagining along with the author what a snowman's party might be like. I love the festive yet gentle feel of this book, the magicalness of snow people gathering and enjoying blocks of ice as their treat together, a feast for the eyes with gorgeous illustrations. A wonderful way to celebrate winter and togetherness.

  • Alice
    2019-04-20 23:32

    I don't know if this is fair or not, but it has a "Snowmen at Night" by the Buehners feel but not as well done. Okay, in an of itself, I LOVE LOVE LOVE that they are having a Winter Solstice Party. I am more of a Winter Solstice Girl anyway.. (Christmas is depressing for me). I also love the pictures, so I guess it could give it a 3 1/2 because it had some really good parts....but the "Snowmen at Night" rip off leaves a bad taste in my mouth.

  • Melanie
    2019-04-20 06:05

    The snow is falling. As it piles higher and higher, snow people come out of the flurries. Families gather for a Winter Solstice celebration. There is dancing and snow pieces for dinner. The night is topped off with the release of hundreds of snowflake butterflies!Another winner for Ziefert and Jones!

  • Jaclyn
    2019-05-06 22:19

    Magical images of snow people having a party to celebrate the winter solstice. I tend to think most snow men images are rather scary or creepy looking -- these creatures are very human like and easy to relate to. The snow children are adorable. A simple sweet story, the artwork expresses the changing of the season and the joy of family, friends, and of course, snow. Boys and I love it.

  • Kristin
    2019-05-17 22:12

    Simple story with beautiful, calming pictures. It made me feel like I feel on very cold, snowy winter days, when I'm gazing out the window while drinking hot chocolate (and River is napping and the house is quiet). I purchased for River on for Christmas. A must have.

  • Liza Gilbert
    2019-05-15 06:28

    Stunning illustrations from Mark Jones. A nice story about how during the winter solstice the snowpeople come out and party. It's quiet, and a sense of peace pervades the entire book. The illustrations of snow families and snow babies are adorable.

  • Hannah Cobb
    2019-04-19 22:06

    The first day of winter is the shortest day of the year--and in a quiet lakeside clearing, snowmen, snow women, and snow children come out to party! Beautiful illustrations, short and simple text, and the excitement of learning a snow people secret makes this a great storytime book for ages 2-5.

  • Wissahickon Valley Public Library
    2019-05-04 04:18

    This is one of my favorites to read during winter time. It is the story of snowmen, snow women and their children as they come together to celebrate the Winter Solstice! This book provides a great starting off point for a discussion about the Winter Solstice with your child.

  • Ariana
    2019-04-26 02:16

    I read this to Ariana on the perfect night; the Snow Party takes place on the Winter Solstice, and that is today. I was able to teach her about the shortest night of the year, & we laughed at how perfect the book was to read on that day.

  • Nikki
    2019-04-27 05:27

    A wonderful, fantastical story to fuel the magical imagination of my children.

  • Bvlmc Buchanan Verplanck Elementary School
    2019-05-04 00:19

    Looking for a book about the winter solstice? Here's a magical look at what snowmen do when the first snow of the year falls on the equinox.

  • Marie
    2019-04-22 01:18

    A gem! Gorgeous illustrations of snow people celebrating a special event. I can't wait to use it with a group of children.

  • Michael
    2019-05-14 06:26

    Nicholas liked looking for himself in the snow children illustrations. He's the one with the bundle of sticks. (Kieran's wearing a red cap!)I liked the dreamy-sounding language.

  • Tina Bartholoma
    2019-05-04 22:32

    "winter, snow, snowmen"

  • MaryAnn
    2019-05-18 05:20

    Beautiful artwork, lovely story w fun and poetic poignancy.

  • Jodie
    2019-05-03 01:19

    The snowman have a winter solstice party. Magical feel with the snowman and appearing and then quietly leaving.

  • Erin
    2019-04-30 01:07

    I love using this book for winter storytimes for preschoolers and toddlers. It's a great winter party book that is more about the celebration of winter and snow than a specific holiday.

  • Karin
    2019-04-21 01:17


  • Patcharrison
    2019-05-06 06:11

    Beautiful illustrations, charming winter story, beloved by three-year-old grandson.

  • The Library Lady
    2019-05-13 06:12

    Beautiful pictures. Story doesn't have much snap--younger kids will just want to look at the pictures.

  • Mollie B
    2019-05-20 06:18


  • Nicole
    2019-05-12 23:10

    Fun read for the winter season.

  • Rosa
    2019-05-20 22:15

    A beautiful picture book about snow people having a party for winter solstice. Very relaxing feeling, I feel like it's a good bedtime story.

  • Meredith
    2019-04-27 05:06

    Wonderful pictures, but the story was a little complex for my storytime kids.