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Official Review: Halloween with Snowman Paul by Yossi Lapid

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Official Review: Halloween with Snowman Paul by Yossi Lapid

Post Number:#1 by MarisaRose
» 20 Oct 2017, 07:02

[Following is an official OnlineBookClub.org review of "Halloween with Snowman Paul" by Yossi Lapid.]

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4 out of 4 stars
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Halloween with Snowman Paul is a festive picture book; this is the sixth volume in the Snowman Paul Book Series. The book is authored by Yossi Lapid and illustrated by Joanna Pasek. This Halloween-themed book is told in rhyme and follows a young boy and Snowman Paul as they venture to a spooky tree-house and experience many festive activities, like dressing up in costumes and partaking in some scary situations. They even run into some unlikely characters, like a witch and some aliens!

The story itself is simple but unique: I’ve never read a book about a snowman enjoying Halloween before! The story revolves around a tree-house party and some warnings about the spooky abode. There is one main character, a young boy, that the reader follows while he reads through the various warnings associated with the tree-house, but plenty of other children and fun animals are introduced along the way. The children presented in this book are inclusive, which was one of my favorite aspects of this book. Various ethnicities and genders are portrayed, ensuring this book can be enjoyed to the fullest extent by all parents and children.

I was hard pressed to choose what I liked most about this book; between the fun, sing-song narrative and the vibrant, engaging illustrations, there is a lot to love about this book. The illustrations really stood out to me; each one is a colorful, full two-page spread. The large size added a lot of enjoyment to the story as the illustrator incorporated many fun details to hold the attention of readers both young and old. Children and adults will marvel at the spooky settings, emotive characters and various creatures found throughout the picture book. The many details will have readers lingering on each page to ensure nothing is missed.

The reading level of this book is very basic, which will make this an interactive read for both younger children and parents. The language is simple, and there is a strong connection between the words used and the images on each page, so children can easily follow along by analyzing the images while their parents read aloud. Further, the simplistic style of this book makes it a good choice for young children that are learning to read on their own. The lack of complex words, long sentences and elaborate ideas means youngsters can read to themselves without having to ask too many clarifying questions.

There is nothing to dislike about Halloween with Snowman Paul! Even as an adult, I couldn’t stop smiling while I read this book and admired the illustrations. Young children will be entranced by the beautiful, elaborate pictures, and they will surely want to read along with the lyrical narrative. I happily rate this festive picture book 4 out of 4 stars, and I highly recommend it for all types of early readers.

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Re: Official Review: Halloween with Snowman Paul by Yossi La

Post Number:#2 by Mercy Bolo
» 20 Oct 2017, 15:02

This is a fun book for children especially those who might get scared during halloween.
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Post Number:#3 by MsTri
» 20 Oct 2017, 15:17

Sounds like another great Snowman Paul book; I will definitely be checking it out.
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Re: Official Review: Halloween with Snowman Paul by Yossi La

Post Number:#4 by kandscreeley
» 20 Oct 2017, 15:26

Sounds like a great book. I love kid's and young adult stories about Halloween and haunted houses. It definitely is a little bit unique since there is a snowman involved. Thanks!
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Re: Official Review: Halloween with Snowman Paul by Yossi La

Post Number:#5 by CatInTheHat
» 20 Oct 2017, 15:39

Snowman Paul sounds like a character who brings laughs to many kids (and adults). I'm having a hard time imagining a snowman at Halloween :P
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Re: Official Review: Halloween with Snowman Paul by Yossi La

Post Number:#6 by Amica
» 21 Oct 2017, 02:57

great
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Post Number:#7 by Vickie Noel
» 21 Oct 2017, 06:28

Lovely review, I do so love children's books and I'm quite curious to read about the Halloween adventures of Snowman Paul.
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Post Number:#8 by Paulongoro
» 21 Oct 2017, 06:42

Great review!
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Post Number:#9 by bookowlie
» 21 Oct 2017, 16:45

Nice, thorough review! Kids always love books in a series where they can follow the same character in different situations. It's good to hear that the illustrations are large (2 pages long!) and there are different ethnicities featured.
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Re: Official Review: Halloween with Snowman Paul by Yossi La

Post Number:#10 by Aimy
» 23 Oct 2017, 02:54

I enjoy reading good children's stories and it feels like they reconnect me to the pleasant world where I once lived in. Snowman Paul seems like an interesting character.
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Post Number:#11 by kislany
» 26 Oct 2017, 09:56

This book sounds adorable! I'm not a kid and even I would read it. Great review, MarisaRose.
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Post Number:#12 by VanessaAisel
» 28 Oct 2017, 13:18

I love that children and parents can follow Snowman Paul on so many different adventures!
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Post Number:#13 by Ashley Simon
» 02 Nov 2017, 08:07

That's a really unique storyline. Perfect for this time of year!
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Re: Official Review: Halloween with Snowman Paul by Yossi La

Post Number:#14 by Mtsweni Nelsy
» 05 Nov 2017, 13:38

I am glad you enjoyed the book, it looks interesting and fun... I am sure I too would have enjoyed it. Thanks for a great review.
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