This is a lovely little picture book, perfect for the festive season. I am a sucker for a good Christmas picture book in the run up to the holidays and this is ideal for sharing with a class from nursery to year 1 at this time of year.
The illustrations and short story alike feel like they could be from another era with a traditional tone and images that are reminiscent of some of Raymond Briggs’ work (that can only ever be a good thing!)
Not much of this feels unique or original, the premise of something built from snow taking on a life of its own is nothing new, and there are even several books already about snow bears, but does that really matter? Not really, this is the season of tradition after all, and parents, teachers and (most importantly) young children will all love this book. That’s all that really matters.