Thursday, February 11, 2021

Review - Valentine's Day with Snowman Paul

Valentine's Day with Snowman Paul
(Snowman Paul)
by Yossi Lapid
illustrated by Joanna Pasek
Date: 2021
Publisher: Yosef Lapid
Reading level: C
Book type: picture book
Pages: 24
Format: e-book

How will Dan describe the meaning of love to his best friend who happens to be a Snowman?

With stunning watercolor illustrations and delightful rhymes, this holiday-themed picture book explores the meaning of Valentine's Day and show just how much fun it can be with beloved family and good friends.

(synopsis from Goodreads)

This is the third of the Snowman Paul books I've read and, for me, it's one of the weakest. It's not terrible, by any means; it still has cute pictures and a nice message. However, I felt it was kind of a rehash of some of the other books rather than an entirely new story, and the punctuation in this one bothered me a little more than it did in the other titles.

That said, it's a refreshingly normal title—considering its release date amid all the COVID craziness—that shows friends getting close to each other to provide love, comfort, and support. As Snowman Paul and his friend Dan share examples of how they've felt love for each other, we're reminded of a simpler time when children were actually allowed to get close to their very best friends.

If you're a fan of Snowman Paul and his stories, you'll probably want to check this one out. If you're looking for a simple but sweet Valentine's book for kids, you might find something to like here, too.

Premise: 3/5
Meter: 3/5
Writing: 3/5
Illustrations: 3/5
Originality: 3/5

Enjoyment: 3/5

Overall: 3 out of 5

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