Saturday, December 12, 2009

Book Review: The Snowman's Song--A Christmas Story

The Snowman’s Song—A Christmas Story with Audio CD, written by Marilee Joy Mayfield and illustrated by Tracy La Rue Hohn, is a beautiful story about hope and believing in one’s self.

Everyone knows that snowmen can’t speak, let alone sing, yet one little snowman prays and yearns to be able to sing Christmas carols, just like human children do. “I want my voice to be bright, happy and loud so all the people and creatures of the earth will hear my proud hymn to our Savior’s birth,” the snowman cries out. With the encouragement of a red cardinal and the love of a kind child, will he be able to find his voice and make his dreams come true?

This is a beautifully illustrated story with the pictures conveying all the emotion of the story. The storyline is wonderful, reminding us that we need to believe and to have hope, miracles do happen!

As a licensed counselor, I love the many positive messages in the book, such as this one, “I just know before you can change who you are you have to believe. Feel it deep in your heart. Think strong thoughts in your mind. Even when there is no hope, you must see a star.” Such wonderful thoughts to put in a young child’s mind!

Both of my girls love this book. Because of the lovely message, it is appropriate for both boys and girls, of young and old.

Along with the book is an audio CD of the author reading the story with a lovely melody playing in the background. My only complaint is that the CD has a bit of static, but it didn’t seem to bother my children.

I received a copy of this book for review purposes from the publisher, Leaping Antelope Productions, to write an honest review. I received no compensation, monetary or otherwise, for this review.


Marie said...

Sounds like a lovely book! I will check this out for my children!

Anonymous said...

Ann's 5 year old daughter read this book to me last weekend. She read it without difficulty and even had her sing-song-ie voice with the rhymes. It's a beautiful story and I highly recommend it. Tm

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