The snowboy's favorite pastime was scaring little children. Seeing their shocked faces and hearing their screams made his heart leap with joy. But one day, when he made his usual attempt to scare unsuspecting kids walking through the mountains, he didn't get quite the reaction he expected. "You're so cute!" squeaked the little girl in delight, her voice as sweet as a candy cane. He couldn't help feeling embarrassed at this turn of events.
A snowman is an anthropomorphic snow sculpture. In North America, typical snowmen consist of three large snowballs of different sizes with some additional accoutrements for facial and other features. Common accessories include branches for arms and a rudimentary smiley face; a carrot can stand in for a nose. Human clothing, such as a hat or scarf, may even be included. Melting is a common end-of-life scenario for most snowmen.
Artwork by Jiefeng Jiao.