Biggest, Best Snowman
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19. Biggest, Best Snowman (Scholastic, 1998)
Margery Cuyler & Will Hillenbrand
(Kindergarten-Grade 3)

Little Nell lives with BIG Mama, BIG Sarah, and BIG Lizzie. They think she’s too small to do anything. So Little Nell goes into the BIG snowy woods to play with her friends Reindeer, Hare, and Bear Cub. They don’t think she’s too small at all. They think she can even build a BIG snowman. And with their help, she does- the biggest, best snowman ever!

Heartfelt and magical, this charming winter’s tale shows that no one is too small to accomplish BIG things.

“Hillenbrand… matches the jaunty prose with puckish style.  Readers will relish the transformation of Little Nell's mother and siblings- who first appear as fairy-tale wicked stepmother and stepsister types with their wildly sprouting hair- into compassionate gentlefolk (except Big Lizzie, who still says ‘Hmmmph!’).”

Starred Review, Publishers Weekly

“Hillenbrand uses a wide variety of art materials to create charming, snow-filled winter scenes that make effective use of Nell's small stature to add visual punch.”


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