Thomas wants to build the biggest and best snowman ever. Since he can’t do it alone, he’ll need a helping hand—or a paw. But little bears love to hibernate. How do you wake up a snoozing bear? By tickling it? Singing to it? Maybe making its favorite snack?
How to Build a Snow Bear is a story about two siblings sharing a wondrous wintry day.
Super cute book about two brothers and their day in the snow. I appreciated that while at first the older brother tried some annoying things to wake his little brother up, he settles on making his favorite snack and waiting patiently. The metaphor of a sleeping bear for a younger brother is endearing, and the illustrations are lively yet calm.
ERIC PINDER is the award-winning picture book author of several books including If All the Animals Came Inside, How to Build a Snow Bear, and The Perfect Pillow. He has an MFA in writing for children and young adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts and teaches at Chester College in New Hampshire.
Stephanie Graegin is the illustrator of numerous books for children, including Super Manny Stands Up! by Kelly DiPucchio, Water in the Park by Emily Jenkins; Happy Birthday, Bunny! by Liz Garton Scanlon; and Peace Is an Offering by Annette Le Box. She earned her BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art and her MFA in printmaking from Pratt Institute, and she currently lives in Brooklyn, New York. You can visit her at Graegin.com.
For Renee, and her many small humans
For my brother Jonathan