Frostbite

Frostbite

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Bestselling children's author, Julia Dweck, shares the magic of the holiday season in a delightful story of one boy's wish for a dog of his very own. After a wintry mix of snow and love, two icy mounds of snow come to life with a bark, a wiggle and a wag. The wonder of childhood is born in this frisky snowpup named Frostbite. Children will be enchanted by the artistry of Robb Mommaerts, whose illustrations perfectly capture the magic of this imaginative picture book. Told in rhyme by a little boy whose dream comes true, this tale will warm the heart of young readers and any parent who remembers wishing for a dog of their very own.

So that's the truth amidst the snow-
As day turned into night,
I found a dog to call my own.
I'm glad I caught Frostbite.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780991256273
Publisher: Sleepy Sheep Productions
Publication date: 11/07/2014
Pages: 58
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.25(d)

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Frostbite 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
samanthas9498 More than 1 year ago
Our young protagonist has always wanted a dog, and his mother won't allow him to get one. He goes outside, and hears a bark. He rolls up a ball of snow, puts it atop four twigs, adds a smaller ball of snow for the head and a pinecone for the nose, and the snow creature turns into none other than a little dog. He names his dog Frostbite, and the story goes through their adventures of the day - from "freeze" to fighting with the neighbor's cat. The story ends with little Frostbite sleeping in a cooler next to the young boy's bed. My favorite feature of this book was the charming images. Told in witty rhyme, this book is great for younger children learning how to read. On the slight negative side, I read this book to my younger sisters (7, 5) and they were somewhat confused. (Granted, we are a family of history nerds and prefer Abraham Lincoln to fairy tales.) It definitely was more imaginative than logical (i.e. the snow barks randomly before he creates Frostbite), but I guess that's mostly because it's a kids book and I'm looking into it too much.  All in all, a cute little book for the family this holiday season. Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review. This in no way affected my opinion.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A fantastic book that will melt the frosty of hearts this holiday season. The little boy in this book is not unlike my kids. He wants a dog, but what comes with dogs for moms and dads is a lot of work and expense. While they are cute, they require extra attention, food, doctors visits and the like. Disappointed, the boy goes outside looking for a dog. Well, what he finds is much more surprising. Out of a snowball on 4 twigs, he creates Frostbite, a cute rambunctious snow dog. He has so much fun playing with his dog, but when it's time to come in, the boy gets sad. He doesn't want to leave his dog out in the cold by himself - but what he finds when he brings him in is much more surprising. A cute positive story written in the classic rhyme that Julia Dweck is famous for, Frostbite will be a hit for kids of all ages. I received a copy of Frostbite for the purpose of this review. The opinions stated herein are 100% my own.
BooksDirect More than 1 year ago
A young boy yearns for a dog of his very own, but his mother won't let him have one. He finds a dog (of sorts) when he goes out to play in the snow. But then it's time to go back inside. What will he do with his new friend, Frostbite? This is a magical "tail" of longing, wishes, imagination, and love - perfect for Christmas. The fun, rhyming story is delightfully illustrated by Robb Mommaerts and is followed by strange (but true) dog facts and a doggy match-up game.  I received this book in return for an honest review.
CastleViewCM More than 1 year ago
Don't be left out in the cold! Just in time for Winter, Julia Dweck puts a new twist on an old classic.  Frostbite is an adventurous story about a boy and his snowdog who comes to life.  Together they play 'freeze', and take on the neighbourhood bullies in a snowball fight.   When the times comes to go in for the night the boy can't find a place to keep frostbite cool.  Though frightened at first, his mom soon warms to Frostbite and she provides a cooler for Frostbite so he can stay near his owner through the night.  Julia Dweck's Rhyme keeps the story romping, and the outdoor illustrations bring the chill of the season to your skin.  At the end of the book you'll find some strange but true dog facts and a fun mix & match activity. A true story of friendship between a boy and his 'dog', my children children have gone barking mad reading it over again!
TeresaKander More than 1 year ago
Another winner for this author. The rhyming text is simple and fun. It is a great book for reading to younger children, or for beginning readers to try out their new skills. And its subject matter makes it a great read for this time of year. The illustrations are perfect for the text. I especially love the very first page, where you can tell that the boy is TOTALLY dog obsessed by the illustration. And every page after that reflects the words in amazing detail. I believe this will become a new winter classic! **I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.**
MyBookAddictionandMore More than 1 year ago
FROSTBITE by Julia Dweck is an absolute delight. A Children's/Rhyming. A perfect read-aloud book for your little ones. A perfect Christmas surprise! This is a story about one little boy's wish for a dog. A wonderful story your children are sure to delight in year after year. A new generation of a "Frosty" like tale. You gotta love a picture book with vivid picture, where children are sure to delight your imagination, and interest. Easy to follow and easy for young readers to understand and delight and each and every page. A true treasure! I have yet to find one of Ms. Dweck's book that was not a true delight! An absolute delight! Move over "Frosty", here comes "Frostbite". *Received for an honest review from the publisher* Rating: 5 Heat rating: N/A Reviewed by: AprilR, courtesy of My Book Addiction and More
JSoest More than 1 year ago
Julia Dweck does it again! Frostbite is another wonderful children’s book with amazing illustrations. It’s a story of a young boy who wants a dog. When his mother won’t let him have one, he creates it out of snow. The boy plays with the dog all day and then tries to bring it inside. Well, the dog got a little hot and they had to find a special place to keep him so he wouldn’t melt. The story is wonderful and my five year old daughter was thrilled when we read it. The rhyming is great for preschool and kindergarteners who are learning reading, spelling and rhyming. I would read the first sentence and then she would read the rhyming word in the next sentence. After I got through the first few pages my eight year old twin daughters were intrigued by the story and plopped on the couch to listen and look. It was a great family time. After we got through the first pass the twins wanted to go back and started at the beginning.
mommybooknerd More than 1 year ago
I am seriously in LOVE with all of Julia Dweck's stories!!! She comes up with stories that are original, adorable and spark imagination and the love of reading in young and old alike. The story of Frostbite is an adorable tale of of the powerful of imagination in the midst of a wintry day...and out comes a snowdoggie Frostbite sprouted from the mind of a boy in search of a doggy of his own. I loved the story and the illustrations alike. Another hit from the brilliant mind of Julia Dweck, children writer extraordinaire!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Darling! I love the way the pictures really draw a reader in, both young and old. My daughter and I read this one together and loved the imagination that went into this fun story about a boy who really, really wants a dog. Such a cute book! *I received a copy in exchange for an honest review*
Splashesintobooks1 More than 1 year ago
Have you ever dreamed of having a pet A pet to call your own?  Only to find your parents won’t let You have one till you’re fully grown? In this tale outside snow falls So a child goes out to play He hears a dog quietly calls So is soon off on his way, How the dog called Frostbite Is made and comes to play You’ll have to read it - yes that’s right Read it yourself today! This book by Julia and Robb is great A real wintery tale I recommend you - don’t be late - Get it whilst its on sale! A heartwarming story told in rhyme With fantastic drawings too This book is a winner every time For readers old and new. I'd like to thank the author and publishers, too For letting me read this book in exchange for this, an honest review.
GReba More than 1 year ago
Call it a Frosty for a new generation, filled with the same magic the top hat of old brought us, just with a shorter stature, and an actual bark.  Frostbite is the perfect winter time friend and though he must be wary of climbing temperatures, I'm glad to see that in the end, Mom comes through with a solution for one and all.  Then there's the illustrations... Each scene captures the essence of what's transpiring, whether it's the little boys search for a furry friend, or the snowball fight with Frostbite and the sledding kids.  Every page will capture your imagination and draw you in for a closer look with all the detail included.   So, if your heart has love to spare, your imagination room for magic, and you're jonesing for a fun wintery read, I'd definitely recommend this one for you and yours, the young and young at heart.
Silvie_MySillyLittleGang More than 1 year ago
In my house we are HUGE fans of Julia Dweck and were excitedly looking forward to this story. Julia has definitely done it again! This is now a new favorite among the rest of Julia's books. My boys and I absolutely love the story and the beautiful illustrations. We've decided that when we get a pup we will call it Frostbite. I highly recommend this and all of Julia Dwecks Stories!