Through the Looking Glass Children's Book Reviews

A Really Good Snowman

A Really Good Snowman

Daniel J. Mahoney
Picture Book
For ages 4 to 6
Clarion Books, 2005   ISBN: 978-0618475544

Jack is rather fed up with his little sister Nancy. She always wants to help him and the results are often far from ideal. So, when she decides that she is going to help him build a snowman for the snowman contest, he is not altogether happy. He is much relieved therefore when it is determined that she cannot help Jack’s team after all. Not being one to give up, Nancy goes off to build her snowman on her own.

Unfortunately pretty soon the little bear runs into trouble and she is the one who needs help this time. Jack has to decide if he is going to help his little sister make her snowman or if he is going to stay with his friends and have a real chance of winning the trophy.

Against a wonderful snowy backdrop peopled with animals of all kinds dressed in their winter hats, coats and scarves, this is a story about helping one another and the value of teamwork. It will remind big brothers and sisters that they are important in their lives of their younger siblings.