Charles Chinchilla is playing with his best friends, Elvis Wormly and Babs McBoid. When he looks out the window and sees a winter wonderland, he has a great idea: they're going to make the greatest snowman in the world.
They bounce out the door into the snow and start rolling their snowballs, bigger and bigger and bigger into the worst snowman in the world. Charles says he just needs a nose and his friends start to gather eyes, feet and more of everything! Eventually, they build the greatest snowman in the world, but the next mission is to keep him from melting.
The friends head inside to strategically place their snowman in the freezer, but as they can't keep the inevitable from happening, Charles Chinchilla sees a tub of ice cream and has just one more idea!
The Greatest Snowman in the World! is a fun book to share with your young readers as soon as the hint of that first crisp winter breeze strikes the air. And for those who find disappointment when their snowman melts, it's sure to help them find delight in building a different type of snowman--one out of ice cream!
Reading level: Ages 4-8
Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: HarperCollins (October 19, 2010)
Source of review copy: Publisher