"'When a boy makes a snowman, he gives it a heart,' said the puffin. 'It gets so warm inside, the snowman can't last.' The animals looked at each other. All at once they knew the factory would close, because the only place a snowman would last forever was in a boy's heart."
Bookworm's interest at 24 months: The text was a little long for him. We just looked at some of the illustrations. And for some reason he loves running his hand over the cover title and shouting, "bumpy bumpy letters!" Recommended ages according to book jacket: 4-8.
Parent's Peeve: I really loved the illustrations. The story was a little on the sappy side for me. The excerpt above is about as sentimental as it gets, so if you don't mind that, then you should love the book. In any case, it is worth taking a look at if your child is within the recommended age range. With no offense to the authors' text, I would recommend it for the illustrations alone.