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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 6 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 1
  • Lexile Measure: 100L (What's this?)
  • Series: Step into Reading
  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers (November 12, 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 067986444X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0679864448
  • Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 0.2 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #398,086 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Gr. 1, younger for reading aloud. "I saw a snowball on a hill. / It rolled along and picked up Bill." As it rolls, it picks up a few more children, too, including the one who's telling the story. Okay, it might not sound funny, but with Pidgeon's pictures contrasting the idyllic, winter-wonderland contentment of anyone in the snowball's path with their astonishment, perplexity, or rage seconds later, this book would work even without the words. With the rhyming text, though, kids have the satisfaction of a story that's predictable in the best sense. When words still look like a foreign code, it's mighty reassuring to know what's coming and be in on the joke. This is one beginning reader that children will want to reread and even show their friends. Carolyn Phelan

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Illustrated in full color. Watch out below! Here comes a giant snowball tumbling down a hill, picking up everything--and everybody--in its path!  

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My 3-year old son memorized this book in 2 readings and now thinks he can read.
Carrie A. Parker
These early readers have raised my daughter's confidence level in reading, and she is doing so well that I'm purchasing the Step Two books (Preschool-Grade 1).
Z Hayes
The rhyme is fun and the repetition helps kids learn the longer more challenging words.
Jenny Baker

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 30, 2003
Format: Paperback
Our kindergartner enjoyed this book as he learned to read. Some of the words were challenging, but the lively illustrations and silly plot kept him entertained. And as a parent, it kept me entertained too, even at a five-year-old's reading pace. The illustrations are clever and full of little, subtle details that you wouldn't expect during the first reading so there are always new things to discover. A great one to pick up for a child learning to read.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Carrie A. Parker on November 19, 2000
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This book is great. The words rhyme as you read along which makes it fun to read for young children. The pictures are bright and colorful and go along with the words on each page. The pictures make youngsters laugh. My 3-year old son memorized this book in 2 readings and now thinks he can read. Now he asks for new books to read all the time. I highly recommend this book for anyone who wants to get their children excited about reading.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jenny Baker on March 9, 2007
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This is a great little book for kids learning to read. The plot is hilarious and the colorful pictures make kids (and adults) giggle. The rhyme is fun and the repetition helps kids learn the longer more challenging words. As a mom, I enjoy it and don't mind hearing my kids read it over and over. I wish all readers were as clever as this one!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Z Hayes HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on February 12, 2010
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I purchased these books for my 5-year-old daughter who is beginning to read on her own and these Step Into Reading books are excellent as they have a high-interest factor that motivates her to read. The stories are also wonderfully illustrated in full color. The story here is of a young girl who witnesses a snowball rolling down a hill, picking up almost everything in its path along the way! The story is fun and hilarious and had my daughter laughing as she read!

These Step 1 series are recommended for preschool-K - the stories are in large type and the vocabulary is easy. The stories are also in a rhyming format which makes them easy and fun to read, e.g. "I saw a snowball on a hill. It rolled along and picked up Bill!" The full color pictures also provide contextual clues as to the word being used in the text. These early readers have raised my daughter's confidence level in reading, and she is doing so well that I'm purchasing the Step Two books (Preschool-Grade 1). I use these books in conjunction with sight words to reinforce her recognition of common vocabulary.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By JKDZ on August 11, 2014
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I love the step one books, they are perfect for my 5 year old learning to read. There aren't too many words so they are great for very early readers. These books are easier than the others that are level 1. The price is great so I'm able to order several at a time so he isn't just memorizing the stories, we can read different ones every day.
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By Ellie B. on June 26, 2014
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I bought THE SNOWBALL because it was on my kindergartener's reading list for school. It's a fun, rhyming story about a runaway snowball.

This is a Step 1 book in the Random House Step Into Reading series. It's meant for pre-K-K with simple words, large type, and rhyming sentences. This book is easy to read and allows my kids to use the reading skills they are learning in school with books we have at home.

The illustrations are fun and colorful and I can't wait to turn the page to see what that snowball picks up next. Unfortunately, my kids can. They only read this book when I asked them to and never chose to read it on their own.

THE SNOWBALL is a nice book and a break from the princess and car books that are so popular at my house.
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By Savyredhead on October 8, 2012
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It was a cute book. I would recommend it to others who have children learning to read. For my 6 year old that is learning to read some of the words were a little tough at first but she is getting it and the story is okay with cute little illustrations.
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By Anne Nelson on May 3, 2015
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Great book for beginning readers. Easy also because it rhymes which I think helps children learn to read words that would otherwise be more difficult to sound out. The book is funny and entertaining.
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