Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Snowie Rolie by William Joyce
All the dreams of snowy days that you had as a kid will come rolling back with this really fun book! Rolie Polie Olie wishes that they could have snow even though he has never seen snow and then it actually starts snowing and they have a fun snowy day! Then, however, it stops snowing and the snow starts to melt. Very disappointing, especially for Rolie and his friends who made a snow friend while there was snow and now he is melting! Ahhh! Well, they go on a fabulous adventure to a new planet where it is cold and snowy all the time so their friend can stay safe and cool. And then they get a small souvenir to remember him by! My kids loved everything about this book, especially because we also live in a climate where it snows very infrequently (less than once a year) and they have frequent snow playing dreams also. The large, loud pictures and text fit the story wonderfully. It was about a 10 minute read, although I was convinced twice more to read it again which made it into a 30 minute book - LOL! Lovely book and I will be purchasing it to put underneath the Yule tree this year!