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Sadie and the Snowman Paperback – June, 1987
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This is a great book to read to children. It helps to show them that no matter how many times you may fail, or however many times something goes wrong, to keep on trying because things will work out in the end.
Reading level is approximately grade 1-2. Read-to-me interest level is preschool to age 7.
Though the book was delivered in the time allowed, it was NOT the book that was described.
This book has been out of print for a very long time. My first or second grade teacher read it to us a few times, and I think it may have been featured on Reading Rainbow, or perhaps a similar story. Anyway, I loved it then but had forgotten about it like so many of my other childhood favorites. I came across it in a thrift store one day and still didn't recognize it from the cover, but when I began reading it to my little girl I started to remember. I have probably read thousands of books in my life (I'm a big reader. I read between 20-50 books a year and I'm almost 30.) and it takes a lot for a book to be memorable to me. This sticks out in my mind.
First, there's repetitive phrases which help the child memorize the story and also is good for relaxing during quiet reading time. A parent or teacher can say, "And then she rolled them and rolled them -" and wait for the child to finish the sentence "until they were done." which makes them feel smart for remembering the next line, plus it helps them stay involved in the story.
Second, the story isn't just about a girl who builds a snowman. She becomes friends with this snowman. Building this snowman gave her a sense of accomplishment. So when animals steal the food off his face and the sun melts him, she isn't just losing her frozen pal, she's feels a sense of failure. But she doesn't give up, she keeps building the snowman out of the leftover snow from the first. She learns that life is cyclical and one thing lends itself to another.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
What a great book. Simple and realistic story. Our daughter really like this one and ask for it often.Published 15 months ago by Frenchy
Really the only reason I bought this is because my six yr old daughter is named Sadie. It is a cute story though.Published 21 months ago by danna1
This is a book that I remember well from my childhood. I love it, and I know my son will love it this winter. Read morePublished 22 months ago by David Lindstrom
I love using this book with my primary students. We follow up with sequencing and writing activities.Published 23 months ago by Anonomom
I ordered this book because I had used it in a clasroom setting in a reading program for fluency and comprehension. It was out of print and you were able to locate it. Read morePublished on February 6, 2010 by Priscilla Ralph