The Snowman’s Song: A Christmas Story – Book Review

Books are such an important part of our lives. I love to read and try to encourage both of my children to read as much as they can. They both have a large collection of books on their shelves and seeing them sit down and get immersed in a book brings a smile to my face. We have a small collection of holiday books that we set out under the tree each year. When asked to review The Snowman’s Song I was happy to be able to add this sweet book to our pile!

Book Description:

The Snowman’s Song: A Christmas Story was written by teacher, educational editor and author of six children,’s books, Marilee Joy Mayfield and Illustrated by artist Tracy La Rue Hohn. In 2008 the book received the prestigious Mom’s Choice Gold Award for Holiday books!

Longed-for dreams
sometimes come true…

A forlorn little snowman hopes, prays and
yearns with all his heart for a beautiful
melodic voice
so he can rejoice by singing
Christmas carols just like human children do.

There is little hope that he will ever have
a voice, because the snow world is quiet
and snowpeople communicate by sensing
thoughts and feelings that travel as ice
droplets in the swirling cold winter air.

But when a cheery red cardinal awakens his
mind and a kind young girl renews his hope,
a Christmas miracle happens and the
little snowman realizes his longed-for
dream
in a powerful, joyful, unexpected way.


page 12


page 13

My View:
I was very surprised at how thick this book is, I expected it to be more of a picture book. Instead it is a 44-page story of a child snowman. The illustrations are sweet and whimsical, the words are in a sing-song style with a touching message about believing in your dreams and making them come true.

After opening the package I read the book then set it on the table for my daughter to look over when she came home from school. Being 9 I wasn’t sure if she would take to it or not. When Pie came home she noticed it immediately and asked if it was for her, when I said yes she sat down and started reading the book out loud. She read the whole book right through! She really got into the little snowman’s plight and I could hear the emotion in her small voice as she read aloud to me.

I am so happy to have had the chance to share this with her! We just listened to the audio CD included and I must say it was a relaxing and beautiful story to hear read by the author with peaceful background music. I highly recommend this storybook as a gift that can last throughout the years! It would be wonderful for children young and old, even adults who still have that childlike wonder in their eyes :)

Buy It!

This year for every book purchased at www.snowmanssong.com they will be giving a book away to an under-privileged family.


Win It!

One lucky reader will win their very own copy of The Snowman’s Song: A Christmas Story (with Bonus Audio CD read by author) to share with a special child this season!

How to Enter:
Leave me a comment telling what your favorite Christmas or holiday book is.

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* FTC compliant disclosure: I was sent a copy of The Snowman’s Song & audio CD to facilitate my candid and honest review. All opinions are my own, yours may vary. No other compensation was received. I was given the opportunity to review this product because of my membership at The Product Review Place *

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Henrietta Newman is a tech loving, video game playing, backyard chicken raising, dirt road living, pr friendly mom/gramma blogger who talks about life with a teen daughter, an adult son, a toddler granddaughter, a construction worker soulmate and all that it entails. Subscribe to A Hen's Nest for giveaways, delicious family recipes, reviews and more!

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  1. 1
    Natalie A. says:

    I like the Forgotten Carols! Thanks!

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    My favorite will always be Twas The Night Before Christmas- because of all the family memories I have attached to it!

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    I couldn't resist commenting and saying that I would enter if I had a favorite Christmas or holiday story. LOL… Sad, huh? I've been a scrooge most of my life. :)

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    crochet lady says:

    That looks like a wonderful book, thanks for encouraging others to READ!

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    Owen's Mom says:

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  65. 65

    Oh, this looks lovely!

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    My favorite from my childhood is Twas the Night Before Christmas although my son has been excited about reading Frosty the Snowman and his interest is contagious!

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    misskallie2000 says:

    I still love "Littlest Angel" & "Frosty The Snowman"

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    misskallie2000 says:

    I follower you on Blogger Friend Connect.

    I also love the "Grinch".. I sing this song every christmas with my cousins at my cousins Christmas party. We are still kids at heart,

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    misskallie2000 says:

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    debbiejackson says:

    The grinch who stole christmas

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