Farmer's Tree
Snowball Family


by Lois Ehlert

What to do on a winter day when you are waiting and waiting for the snow to start falling? Enjoy Lois Ehlert’s Snowballs and get inspired for when that fluffy, white stuff has covered the ground.

Snowballs is a delightful look at the snow family created by the narrator’s family from snowballs and “Good Stuff Saved in a Sack”. The book is a fun and engaging read with large pictures and double-page spreads full of cut-paper and found-object collages.

Snowballs by Lois Ehlert

Sit and read the book together with your young reader then go back and take time to peruse the illustrations for objects used to make the snow family. (Not to give anything away, but the cat’s eyebrows are a personal favorite.)


The end of the book includes a two-page photo spread with captions showing all of the “good stuff” used to make the snow family, information on snow, and some fun photographs of snowmen.  

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