Friday, December 8, 2017

Margo's Musings: What Do Snowmen Do at Night?


Winter is nipping at our noses and soon snow will be blowing down around us. As we drive around our small town we see sparkling lights on trees, wreathes on doors and the smell of evergreens is in the air. We’re getting ready for the holiday season and my little sister, Margo, can’t wait to play outside in the snow again. She knows it’s almost time for sled rides and snowmen, which is why she had to get Snowmen at Night by Caralyn Buehner during our last visit to the local library. I remembered this one from when I was her age, and honestly, it still gets my imagination going.   


In this book, a child builds a snowman and notices the next day that its grin wasn’t the same and its arms had moved. This makes the child start wondering what happened during the night to make these changes. Could the snowman have been playing with others, drinking hot cocoa or skating on ice? It seems like anything could have happened!


Margo loved seeing the activities that the snowmen could have been doing at night. The bright pictures are beautiful and really help create a fun winter scene. She especially loved the facial expressions on the snow faces! Seeing all the fun the snowmen were having has made my sister even more excited for our first snow fall. From the weather reports she doesn’t have ling to wait. I know that when we have enough snow my sister will want to build a snowmen, and then she’ll be dreaming of all the adventures it will get into when we go to sleep.

Has anyone else read Snowmen at Night? Or have you read another book by Caralyn Buehner? We’d love to hear your thoughts!

Happy reading!
~ F

32 comments:

  1. Sounds like a great book-I wonder what they do get up to every night? Have a nice weekend, hugs, Valerie

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    1. Valerie- They must have tons of fun while everyone is asleep. :) ~F

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  2. This looks like such a fun and cute book! It'll definitely be snowing before long.

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    1. Cherie- We have lots of snow here now and more predicted in the next week. This is definitely a fun book and there are more Snowmen at Night books in the series. :) ~F

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  3. Who knew they had so much fun at night. Great book idea indeed.

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    1. Pat- They are up to all kinds of things at night! :) ~F

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  4. Hi Jess - as kids we all look forward to snow - as now ... yet we know a few challenges come along too ... but a delightful sounding book - cheers Hilary

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    1. Hilary- A great book for kids spotlighting fun in the snow. Adults know there is more than simply fun when snow comes down. :) ~Jess

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  5. Last year when they showed that Snowman movie I cried ;D

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  6. It sounds brilliant. And of course snowmen and women have fun when we can't see them. As do dolls and teddies and toy soldiers...

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    1. EC- Snowpeople and snowcreatures are all fun in my book. I love thinking of all the things they are up to when we can't see them. :) ~F

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  7. I absolutely love the drawings in this book and the story, too!

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    1. Patty- Aren't the drawings beautiful! :) ~F

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  8. Gorgeous review :D And ee, this book looks pretty cute and adorable. Love the drawings :)

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    1. Carina- The drawings are so captivating and the story is fun too! v

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  9. Yes, I think I remember reading it. Thanks for the reminder - love the pics. It was a cute book. This reminds me that I have a few other 'snowmen' books in my collection of PBs. I need to get them out and read them again. It is that time of year.

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    1. Janet- Glad to remind you of this one. Definitely a good time of year to read snowmen books. :) ~F

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  10. The artwork in this book is gorgeous! :)

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  11. they lick ice and get their tongues stuck! And then their nose freezes and falls off!

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    1. Dezmond- Sounds like they are up to trouble! :) ~F

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  12. This sounds like such a wonderful book!! I really love it!

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    1. Magic Love Crow- It is sweet and so pretty. :) ~F

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  13. This looks a fun book and I love the drawings/artwork.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Jan- Aren't the illustrations beautiful! :) ~F

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  14. As a child I didn't really imagine what snowmen got up to a night, but I was entirely convinced that my teddy bears and toys got up to all sorts of mischief during the night time! I can totally see this book being a hit with kids :D

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    1. Olivia- Savannah- I have thought about what teddy bears and other toys get up to at night too. Definitely fun to think about. :) ~L

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  15. I feel so guilty that I still haven't read this picture book! I see it everywhere and it feels like a classic. It's a very cute looking book that has some very creative imaginings about what snowmen do at night. A very good idea for a book (:

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    1. Adriana- It is a lot of fun. The whole series of books is beautiful. Hopefully you spot them somewhere soon and can read them. They don't take long. :) ~F

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