Book Review: The Snowman’s Revenge by Mark Smythe

Title: The Snowman’s Revenge
Author: Mark Smythe
Illustrator: Mike Motz
Publisher: Mark Smythe
Released: May 9, 2009
Website: http://thesnowmansrevenge.com/

Book Summary:

A snowman left out in the cold by himself is out for revenge, especially after he sees kids in the nice warm house, eating cookies, and drinking hot chocolate. This delightful story flows with rhymed verse, and is beautifully illustrated.

I really didn’t know what to think of this book so I decide to it aloud to all 5 of my kids ages 6-17 to get their reaction. My older kids were disappointment with the ending. The snowman doesn’t actually get revenge and they thought he should have been able to scare the children. If  a snow man is able to come to life then certainly he should be able to do more than just melt when he gets in a warm house. My youngest said she wouldn’t want to read it all the time and that it was ok and she liked it.

This is a rhyming story but I didn’t feel the text flowed as smoothly as it could have. There were a few times the verses just didn’t flow of my tongue. I liked the illustrations although a couple of them are a little scary looking.

So not a favorite of mine but one I wouldn’t complain about if asked by my daughter to read again.

Rating: 3 Stars – Worth Reading

Source: From Author