Book Review of The Runaway Snowball
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The Children’s Book Review
Written and illustrated by Justin Robin
Ages 4+ | 24 Pages
Publisher: Justin Robin | ISBN-13: 9781777691530
What to Expect: Winter, competition, determination.
There’s nothing like a healthy spirit of competition to boost determination and problem-solving skills. In this fun winter story, readers will share in Rosie’s sense of triumph when her plan, which seems to have gone so wrong, works out in the end.
When Rosie hears that there will be a “biggest snowball” competition (with free hot chocolate and bragging rights for the winner), she can’t resist entering. Jim and Joey, who have started the competition, don’t think she stands a chance, but Rosie is determined to show them just how enormous a snowball can be. She heads to the top of the biggest hill and starts rolling a small ball of snow down toward town—but soon, the snowball is out of control, bowling over animals, police officers, and everyone in its way. When the snowball finally stops, no one can deny that Rosie really did make the biggest snowball ever!
Packed with humor, especially in the cartoon illustrations, readers will enjoy the dilemma of the squirrel caught in the snowball as it barrels through town. Throughout the text, font effects add humor and support weaker readers, while a QR code at the back of the book connects readers with more stories and an exclusive readers’ club.
The Runaway Snowball is a fun and funny story to get everyone in the mood for the winter months to come.
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About the Author
Justin Robin is an illustrator and graphic designer from Winnipeg, Manitoba. As a kid, Justin would spend much of his time creating worlds with their own histories and characters that populated them. He loves nothing more than to tell engaging stories and drawing new worlds to life!
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