Friday, September 16, 2011


Remember the old saying, ‘Be careful what you wish for’?61q-Ji4-fkL._SL500_AA300_

Well in Mark Smythe’s THE SNOWMAN’S REVENGE, the snowman should have thought about that.

This is a delightful book that deals with every child’s dream - staying home from school because of snow. The youngsters gather outside playing in the snow and build a snowman. Afterwards they go back inside for hot chocolate.

All by himself, the snowman becomes upset and decides to get back at the children. He sneaks inside while they’re eating. The warmth of the house causes him to change his plans and hide in the freezer until later. That night when the youngsters are snug in their beds, the snowman tries to creep upstairs to scare them. But a snowman and a warm house don’t mix.

Author Mark Smythe has written a humorous story with smooth rhyming verses. Mike Motz has done a wonderful job with the bold and colorful illustrations. THE SNOWMAN’S REVENGE will be a favorite to be read again and again by the whole family. The book is geared for youngsters ages 4 to 8. 

The Snowman’s Revenge by Mark Smythe, Illustrated by Mike Motz, Self-Published, @2008, ISBN: 978-0-9822704-0-0, Paperback, 44 pages

FTC Full Disclosure - I requested this book and it was sent to me by the publicist in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review. 


  1. Hi Mason .. The Snowman's Revenge does look like a fun book for kids .. cheers Hilary

  2. Mason - I love it that you also look at children's and YA books as well as books geared for adult. It really helps me understand those genres better :-). And this one does look like a good read for the little folks.

  3. I almost wish I needed a book for that age group.

  4. My other grandchildren are too old, but my adorable two year old grandson would love it. I'll put it on my list! Thanks, Mason.
    Ann Best, Author of In the Mirror, A Memoir of Shattered Secrets

  5. Oh, that really does look cute. I need to find a kid the right age to get it for. (My grandkids are all too old.)

  6. I just finished this and will be linking your review to mine in the near future. Thanks and happy reading Lisa

  7. What a cover! Sounds like a fun book to read.


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