Snowmen at Night 06/10/12
Snowmen at Night by Caralyn Buehner and illustrated by Mark Buehner is the first book in a series of picture books about the adventures snowmen have when no one is looking. The other two are Snowmen at Christmas and Snowmen All Year.
This book looks at what they do on those cold snowy nights when everyone else is tucked in warm beds asleep. The snowmen gather for races, ice cold coco and all number of other games.
The picture book story is cute and similar to the wordless classic, The Snowman by Raymond Briggs. What sets it apart, though, is the inclusion of a subtle eye spy game. At the back of the book there's a list of four items hidden on all the pages. The items are the same on each page but level of difficulty in finding them varies wildly, making it fun and challenging.