The Snow Monster

Children - Picture Book
36 Pages
Reviewed on 07/25/2023
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Author Biography

Author Jodi Dee is a multi-award-winning author, regular columnist for Bay State Parent Magazine, and an avid blogger. She is a mother of three with more than twenty years of experience in early childhood and education.

Jodi has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology & History and a Master’s in Education from Clark University. She is a passionate advocate and teacher of self-love, emotional maturity, early childhood education, and empowering children to learn through creativity, independence, self- exploration, and discovery.

Jodi’s children's books The Dirt Girl, The Little Green Jacket, and her Jesse True Series have won multiple awards in multiple categories, including the Purple Dragonfly Book Awards, Moonbeam Book Awards, National Indie Books Awards, American Fiction Awards, Next Generation Indie Books Awards, and more.

Author Jodi Dee is available for speaking engagements, readings, classroom visits, and Skype or virtual visits.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Amy Louise Hill for Readers' Favorite

The Snow Monster by Jodi Dee is a picture book for young children that tells an unusual story of a young girl named Amia who made a wish on her birthday. Amia loved snow and her wish was to be able to eat all the snow in the world. Amia couldn't believe that her wish had been granted and headed outside to use her new superpower. But unfortunately for Amia, her neighbors reacted badly to her eating all the snow as there wasn't any left for the other children to play in. Amia was banned from going outside in the winter and had to spend her birthdays indoors, watching the other children playing happily outdoors. One day, the town went into emergency mode, and Amia's power was needed to save her neighbors. What do you think happened to the neighborhood? Find out in this charming book.

The Snow Monster by Jodi Dee was a pleasure to read. It is unlike any other story that I've encountered, and that's what kept me interested. I was more intrigued with each page I read. I loved every word and I know children will too. The writing is simple yet descriptive, which allows you to easily imagine the scenes in your head. The illustrations by Chandrani Das are adorable and gave me a Christmassy feel. This book will make the perfect bedtime story or boredom breaker. Children are going to love it and I hope I get the chance to read more from this incredible author soon. Keep up the great work, Jodi, and stay creative.

Jennie More

The Snow Monster by Jodi Dee is about a little girl named Amia who lives in a small and simple town called Tuttle Town with square houses and straight streets. Amia loved the snow, especially eating it because she said it tasted exquisite. Each winter, when her birthday came around, she would blow out her candles and make a wish, but we can all guess what she wished for. Minutes later, her father would announce that a snowstorm was coming, and Amia would get excited. The whole neighborhood was excited, but Amia was a little more enthused than everyone else, so much so that no one else could enjoy the snow. The entire town was upset with Amia. Though Amia got into a lot of trouble, little did the town know they’d need Amia’s special powers to save their town one day.

The Snow Monster by Jodi Dee is a colorful, lighthearted, and well-written book teaching children about the value of their gifts and never to give up because there will be a time and place for their extraordinary powers to be needed and even celebrated, even if that’s not now. Amia loved snow, and despite the fallout with her town, she didn’t let that deter her from doing what she loved; she just needed to learn how to use her power for a greater purpose than herself. Soon, Amia learned how to use her powers to help her town during a difficult period. I enjoyed reading this book because it has a meaningful and encouraging message children can relate to. It’s a relevant, creative, and elevating story that is easy to read.

Ann Linus

Amia and her family lived in a simple town named Tuttle Town. Amia loved snow so much that she even ate it. On her ninth birthday, Amia made a special wish before blowing out her candle; she wished she could eat all the snow she wanted. However, the outcome of her wish turned out to be a curse. By the next morning, all the snow in Tuttle Town had vanished, and when the enraged community traced the snow-eating monster to Amia, she was banned from ever coming out when it snowed. A very sad fate for the biggest snow lover. So, on her tenth birthday, Amia made another wish, and that changed everything. For better or for worse? Read The Snow Monster by Jodi Dee to find out.

Jodi Dee’s The Snow Monster was an entertaining and enlightening story that got more intriguing with each page. I loved the unique storyline and I could relate to the characters’ feelings. I also liked how the story progressed. I appreciated the moral of this story and its relevance in present times: doing what you love the most with all of your heart is a superpower. This story would have been incomplete without the vivid illustrations by Chandrani Das, which added color and charm to the narrative and portrayed inclusivity. I was also impressed with this book’s editing while reading. I enjoyed this little book very much, and I recommend it for parents to read to their children.