I Built a Snowman is a collection of poems by Julane Severson. Inspired by a collection of snowman illustrations by designer and artist Robert Buckner, Julane's poems brought these fanciful snowman scenes to life. Julane put together a binder of selected snowman illustrations along with her poems to use in reading programs to encourage young people in their reading and writing. Children and adults alike enjoyed both the pictures and the poems. "I Built a Snowman" is the result of the collaborative efforts of the writer and illustrator. This book features a recipe and with supervision and some help children can have fun making snowman cookie(s). And of course, there are instructions for making a real snowman in parts of the world where "...snowmen leave the Milky Way as snowflakes from the sky." and several pages for recording the real-life experience of building a snowman.