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Sadie and the Snowman Paperback – June, 1987

4.6 out of 5 stars 14 customer reviews

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  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Scholastic Trade (June 1987)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0590406329
  • ISBN-13: 978-0590406321
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 7.7 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,965,718 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A Kid's Review on March 13, 2003
Format: Paperback
This book may be small, but it has a big meaning. It's about a girl named Sadie who made a snowman in her back yard. Unfortunately, some birds ate the "eyes", a squirrel ate the "nose", and a raccoon stole the "mouth", and the snowman melted down. So the next time it snowed, Sadie made the snowman all over again, but the same thing happened again. The animals stole all the ingredients, and the snowman melted away. This happens to her a few other times, but she never gave up. To find out how Sadie resolved her problem, read the book today!
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.
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By A Customer on March 3, 2003
Format: Hardcover
Sadie makes a snowman in her back yard over and over again using food items for the eyes, nose and mouth. Some animals and birds eat the food items, but Sadie keeps building the snowman until the spring comes and there's no more snow. She puts the melted snow into her freezer for the summer and then when it snows again in the winter, she takes it out and rebuilds him all over again. Repetition is the name of the game here, encouraging child participation and assists with memory. My daughter is three and has had this book for more than a year now. She loves it and knows nearly all of the words. I very much enjoy reading this story to her because she seems to get so much pleasure out of joining in. An absolute must for all households especially those who get snow during the year when their children can relate to Sadie. I hope they put this out on general release again soon, I want to buy it for all my friends' children. Buy it, it's wonderful!
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Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Sadie built the perfect snowman. Each time she decorated it, the animals would feast upon the goodies she used. AND...as the weather began to warm, after several months, her beloved snowman began to take on an entirely different look. As he became smaller and smaller, with each month's warmth, Sadie found a way to make him last until the next winter's snowfall. A truly enjoyable story of seasonal change, and the joys of childhood.

Reading level is approximately grade 1-2. Read-to-me interest level is preschool to age 7.
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Format: Board book Verified Purchase
I love this story........Who doesn't it? I was SO excited when I saw it listed as a "board book"-------a bookwith firm pages that little fingers can turn and not destroy. What was delivered to me was a PAPER book, simply smaller in size. I was very disappointed. My granddaughter, Sadie, will have to wait a little bit for this copy. At one, she is still a bit rough on books.
Though the book was delivered in the time allowed, it was NOT the book that was described.
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Format: Hardcover
Sadie and the Snowman is a wonderful story about a girl who builds a snowman and rebuilds him using the left over snow after he melts. The story has clear story elements and is wonderful when teaching problem/solution as a story ingredient. The story includes repetitive language in a captivating way. The illustrations lend themselves extremently well to "bookwalking" and previewing. A must have for every kindergarten classroom! I bought a copy for each of my students as a winter holiday treat.
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By A Customer on March 31, 2000
Format: Paperback
This story has real nice illustrations. Here's what the book's about: Sadie is a girl who is trying to make a snowman. The first time she makes a snowman some animals eat what she used for the eyes, mouth, etc. and then he melts. Sadie gets depressed but the next time it snows, Sadie makes another snowman. Problems come up for each one she makes. Can Sadie find a way to solve her snowmen problems? Find out when you read this book.
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Format: Paperback
I know this book is geared towards school aged children who are about Sadie's age, and who are beginner readers, but I have found that my young toddler LOVES this story. She is almost 19 months old and she cannot get enough of this story.

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.
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