Monday, February 10, 2014

JC Little's The Last Snowman

She goes by The Animated Woman, but her name is JC Little. JC is a talented animator who draws of what she knows. Life, moments, the in-betweens of our day. We were sent a copy of her latest published release, The Last Snowman.

The Last Snowman is for the youngest to the oldest among us. My 11-year-old son spent a morning flipping through the boldly outlined illustrations, while I read it aloud -- as well as to myself -- for the heartbreakingly tender moments that I, as a parent, found myself lost in. It's  a delight of a book to see and hold in your hands. As for the younger crowd, Auggie reviewed it for us here. He enjoyed The Last Snowman, every bit as much as I did.

Auggie's Review: It was a good book. It was very touching, and I liked the analogy at the end. I loved the look on the girl's face when the snowman fell on her. I like the lots of blue in the book and how the people's faces have surprises on them. I like the big black printing in it and that makes it like reading comics. My favorite part is how you feel you are watching the girl build the snowman and someone isn't telling you a story about it. I like the book. 
You can buy The Last Snowman here on amazon . com (*a steal at $3.00 on kindle-- the story is designed to 'animate' in the page flips of Kindle. People of all ages love this. It's a different reader experience from the paperback version and I think it's pushing the boundaries of eBooks)


JC is also doing a book giveaway! Leave your name here to enter and I'll forward the winner's name along to JC. (psst. click here and see the other fun stuff* you'll get)

JC Little is The Animated Woman. Blogging her life with drawings and animation. Mom of three, wife, animator, TV series director, and indie film-maker, she spends her free time fighting the overwhelmption. Find JC at 
"This afternoon it snowed. It was probably one of the last snows of the winter, so it was lovely sticky snow…perfect for making a snowman.” So begins the funny and poignant tale of a teenage girl and a dangerously tall snowman.

From the kitchen window, a mother watches her teenage daughter build one last snowman in the fresh spring snow. The girl works diligently, and, with some help from her little brother, she constructs a dashing giant. But wet snow and gravity take their toll, leaving a young girl who has perhaps loved and lost for the very first time.

The LAST Snowman is a book with timeless appeal for children and adults alike. Award-winning story artist JC Little has playfully captured a “moment” in family life, marking the ephemeral grace between childhood and adolescence.

**The Last Snowman giveaway sponsored by Boiron USA and Dot & Lil
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  1. nice...that is some cool praise from auggie...
    hey he sold me....smiles.

  2. I heard JC speak at #VOTY at #BlogHer13 and she was terrific! Excited to hear about her new book--congrats JC!

  3. Looks like fun book! Here in Wisconsin, we're more than ready for the last snow anything!

  4. Looks like a fantastic book for my newest reader!

  5. Thanks to Auggie for contributing his review. Because a picture is worth a thousand words - we can tell it, or we can show it. I'm really impressed that this struck him.

    Thank-you Empress!

  6. I got a chance to get it for Kindle the other day and It is a cute book that anyone with kids should find a way to pick up.

  7. I can't wait to get this for my girls,the book sounds great and I love JC's illustrations.:)

  8. I love all JC's work! This book is a true gem.

  9. I would like to get one; it will be a nice gift to my grandson that fights against a Leukemia...

  10. Great review! I would love to win this! Victoria Ess (victoriaess at hotmail dot com)



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