The Snowball (Step into Reading Book Series: A Step 1 Book)

The Snowball (Step into Reading Book Series: A Step 1 Book)


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Illustrated in full color. Watch out below! Here comes a giant snowball tumbling down a hill, picking up everything—and everybody—in its path!  

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780679864448
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 11/28/1996
Series: Step into Reading Book Series: A Step 1 Book
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 1,245,780
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.13(d)
Lexile: 300L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 6 Years

About the Author

Ever since the first grade, Jennifer Armstrong knew that she would become an author. She loved making up stories and sharing them with others. Her family treasured books and this led her to become an avid reader of all types of fiction. It was no surprise when she chose to study English and American Literature at Smith College in Massachusetts.

Armstrong is the author of over 50 books for children from kindergarten through high school. Best known for writing historical fiction, she has also been successful in creating picture books, easy readers, chapter books, young adult novels, as well as nonfiction.

Armstrong, who grew up outside of New York City, now lives in Saratoga Springs, New York.

Jennifer Armstrong is the winner of the Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World. Many of her books have been designated as Notable Books by the American Library Association and the International Reading Association.

For more information on Jennifer Armstrong, visit her website at, or read her blog at

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The Snowball 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
TEACH_THEM2READ More than 1 year ago
One use for this book that is not mentioned under the "Good for" category is that this is an excellent book for beginning readers. I am a Kindergarten teacher and after the children in my class finish the phonetic readers used with our curriculum I like to start them on the level one Step into reading books. This particular book has simple vocabulary and sight words, colorful pages and a cute story. The story line is not complicated and is easy to follow for beginning readers.
mentormom on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a great little book for kids learning to read. The plot is hilarious and the colorful pictures make kids (and adults) giggle. The rhyme is fun and the repetition helps kids learn the longer more challenging words. As a mom, I enjoy it and don't mind hearing my kids read it over and over. I wish all readers were as clever as this one!
Guest More than 1 year ago
My son is 3 1/2 years old and loves to be read to. He is learning to recognize letters, so we bought this book because it is colorful and easy to read. My son memorized the book within 3 readings and thinks he can now read. He is even more interested in books and has asked specifically for books for Christmas. This is a fun book to read.