Frosty the Snowman

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Overview


This holiday classic is brought to life by bestselling illustrator Sam Williams, with a glitter-filled, sparkling cover that shines with wintertime magic.

Written by Steve Nelson and Walter "Jack" Rollins, FROSTY THE SNOWMAN is a seasonally joyful story that continues to warm our hearts year after year. Famous for his cheerful character, whimsical appeal, and, of course, his button nose and two eyes made out of coal, Frosty is the most magical...

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Overview


This holiday classic is brought to life by bestselling illustrator Sam Williams, with a glitter-filled, sparkling cover that shines with wintertime magic.

Written by Steve Nelson and Walter "Jack" Rollins, FROSTY THE SNOWMAN is a seasonally joyful story that continues to warm our hearts year after year. Famous for his cheerful character, whimsical appeal, and, of course, his button nose and two eyes made out of coal, Frosty is the most magical snowman in town.

Join him as he runs here and there, all around the square, saying "catch me if you can." Thumpity, thump, thump, thumpity, thump, thump, look at Frosty go!

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Christy Devillier
Since its release in 1950, "Frosty the Snowman" has become a fixture in the holiday carol repertoire and continues to inspire books, movies, and television shows about a jolly snowman coming to life. The enduring tune's lyrics are faithfully reproduced in this sturdy hardcover picture book. Williams' straightforward illustrations take readers through the beloved tale of Frosty—his magical incarnation, the merry romp with children through town, and the farewell that provokes tears from his young playmates. Despite the sad goodbye, the book ends on a high note with Frosty dancing over the snowy hills with a smile. While the interior artwork lacks richness and detail, preschool-aged children will be attracted to the glittery cover depicting the iconic snowman, instantly recognizable with top hat and corn pipe. Those looking for a traditional Frosty story that does not stray from the holiday hit will find it here. Reviewer: Christy Devillier
School Library Journal
11/01/2013
PreS-Gr 3—There are many different editions of this song, first introduced by Gene Autrey in 1950, some with music, others with flaps and pop-ups. The familiar story reminds readers of the day that Frosty came to town and played with the children. The front of the book is sparkly and has a smiling snowman complete with corncob pipe. The text is large and the cartoon illustrations are inviting. The group of children includes a mix of ethnicities and genders all with the same delighted reaction to this "Jolly Happy Soul." The text repeats the words of the song exactly, but no music is included. If your collection needs a board book with a familiar winter theme, this title is one to consider.—Janene Corbin, Rosebank Elementary School, Nashville, TN
Kirkus Reviews
2013-10-02
Sing along to a perennial favorite wintertime tune celebrating a magical snowman. The lyrics to "Frosty the Snowman" form the text here, and the illustrations depict what is happening in each verse. A group of multiethnic children, decked out in colorful winter gear, discovers the snowman. At this point, he sports a shapeless blob of snow for a body, arms stuck to his sides, a round head with facial features and a pipe, and a red-and-white striped scarf wound round his chunky neck. Once the children place a black top hat on his head, he springs to life, dancing around wielding a broom, throwing snowballs at the children, and playing follow-the-leader before boogying his way out of town. The colorful, dynamic and mostly cheery pictures (except for the one showing the children crying as Frosty departs) adequately illustrate the song lyrics; Williams' addition of a family of cute bunnies joining in all the happenings, from discovering Frosty to witnessing his leave-taking, lends an extra bit of fun to the scenes. Sparkly-covered and visually appealing, this one would work well in both a winter-themed storytime and a warm lap. (Board book. 1-4)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780545450058
  • Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/24/2013
  • Pages: 16
  • Sales rank: 349,252
  • Age range: 3 - 5 Years
  • Lexile: 770L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 8.10 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author


Walter "Jack" Rollins was a musician and songwriter. He co-wrote FROSTY THE SNOWMAN with Steve Nelson in 1950. It has been a holiday favorite ever since.

Steve Nelson was a radio producer and singer. He co-wrote FROSTY THE SNOWMAN with Walter "Jack" Rollins in 1950. It has been a holiday favorite ever since.

Sam Williams is the author, illustrator, and designer of numerous picture books for young children. Sam lives with his wife in Hertfordshire, England.

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  • Posted January 25, 2010

    Frosty the Snowman

    Frosty the Snowman was my eleven-month old Grandson's favorite Christmas book. He seemed to enjoy the lyrics and didn't tire of hearing it read/sang over and over again. The pictures were bright and captured his interest. Great Book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2010

    Fun version of the classic 1950 song

    This book is based upon the popular song, "Frosty the Snowman" written by Walter "Jack" Rollins and Steve Nelson, and first recorded by Gene Autry and the Cass County Boys in 1950. It is a delightful read aloud that you can sing or read. The illustrations look up-to-date and represent activities to which children will relate. Good for children 2 and up.

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