The scarecrow out in the middle of the field does his job well, maybe too well. As the scarecrow watches, all the animals play around him but none will come to him, he is a scarecrow. After a huge snow storm, the animals believe there is a wonderful happy snowman in the middle of the field and start to play with and around the snowman, come spring, the snow melts to reveal the scarecrow once again. The scarecrow was afraid that all of his new friends would once again be scared and run away from him, to his happy surprise, they did not leave and so the scarecrow was no longer so lonely.
Very cute, great for a out loud read, all of the wonderful pictures and the descriptive sentences. The kids enjoyed the scarecrow being covered with snow, artist did a great job making him look happy in the snow. Moral of don't judge by someone’s outsides easily comes through in this short story. Easy for small kids to follow, this is a short story that is fun to read over and over again.
Sep 4, 2008