The Luckiest Snowball


Product Details

Holiday House
Publish Date
8.8 X 11.0 X 0.3 inches | 0.95 pounds

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About the Author

Elliot Kreloff is a best-selling illustrator of picture books, easy readers and board books, some of which he also wrote. A desire to illustrate the same scene in different seasons sparked the idea for The Luckiest Snowball, his first book for Holiday House. The father of a grown daughter, Elliot lives in New York City.


"This fun story will spark readers' imaginations and get them thinking about all the particular kinds of fun to be had throughout the year. The digital collage illustrations are bright, chunky, and colorful. Each season is given a few pages to shine and readers will enjoy finding the different signs of the changing seasons as the year progresses. . . . Entertaining and chock-full of excellent resources, this picture book is a great addition to a classroom library, or any library looking to add stories about the four seasons. --School Library Journal

"The unlikely character of the snowball displays some hilarious expressions as he faces temperature changes, and the outdoor scenes of the boy, dog, and snowball playing together are charming. . . . Several concluding pages offer basic information and discussion questions on the seasons and on water changing from a solid to a liquid state" --Kirkus Reviews

"Izzy is just about to throw a snowball when it suddenly pipes up: 'WAIT! STOP! . . . If you throw me--BLAM!-- it's the end of me.' So begins Larry the snowball's yearlong odyssey. . . . Kreloff illustrates this tale with digital collages that evoke the mixed textures of traditional cut-paper assemblages and capture the nuances of snowball personality. Readers may want to make room in their freezers for Larrys of their own."--Publishers Weekly