Searching For Snowmen by Matt Kinney takes children on an Alaska adventure with fictional snowman researcher Lucy Sluff.  Sluff shares her encounters and observations of this delightful species and reveals surprising facts about the snowman’s migration routes, behaviors, and even how snowmen are born.  The book introduces young readers to science through observation and concepts of habitat and ecology with the purpose of encouraging children to become more aware of their natural surroundings.  Hints of snow science abound along with delightful wordplay.  Erica Shirk’s black and white charcoal illustrations beautifully depict Alaska’s winter environment.  Images include mountains and scenes from the Chugach Mountains. The author recommends reading the book to your child when it’s snowing.

(Hardback with dust sleeve – 28 pages/1,104 words)