Frosty the Snowman

Frosty the Snowman

by Wade Zahres, Wade Zahares, Steve Nelsen
     
 

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One of the most magical of all wintertime songs gets an enchanting interpretation in this charming new picture book. First recorded over sixty years ago, "Frosty the Snowman" became an instant holiday classic, winning children’s hearts and inspiring both an animated film and a long-running television special. Singers such as Gene Autry (the first), the Ronettes,

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One of the most magical of all wintertime songs gets an enchanting interpretation in this charming new picture book. First recorded over sixty years ago, "Frosty the Snowman" became an instant holiday classic, winning children’s hearts and inspiring both an animated film and a long-running television special. Singers such as Gene Autry (the first), the Ronettes, Willie Nelson, and even the Chipmunks have recorded this simple-but-joyful tale of a snowman—with a corncob pipe and a button nose—who comes to life when a magical top hat is put on his head. To everyone’s delight, Frosty laughs, runs, and plays. And even though he melts away once the sun comes out, the song still ends happily, with Frosty waving good-bye and assuring his young friends not to cry because "I’ll be back again some day." Featuring spectacular art by Wade Zahares, whose WINDOW MUSIC was a New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year, this sparkling picture book will captivate young readers. It’s the perfect gift for under the tree or a stocking—and wonderful for parents and children to share on a chilly winter’s night. Just curl up under a blanket, look at the pictures with their bright holiday colors, and the story will work its wonder.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2—Zahares reimagines this classic song with page after page of jewel-toned art done in pastels. The smiling snowman comes to life and plays with the children who created him. Icy winter scenes contrast deep blues with houses of bright red, orange, and green, surrounded by seasonal details-falling snowflakes, boot-kicked snow piles, lighted windows, steaming mugs in gloved hands, and smoke swirls from chimneys. Followed by a performer's note and an artist's note, the book also includes artist Kenny Loggins's recording of the title song with the bonus of two additional tunes. "Frosty" has a warm, rhythmic country lilt with guitar and the voices of a children's choir. Although numbered incorrectly on the CD, it's easy to distinguish between the traditional "Fishin' Blues" with harmonica and narrative verse and the foot-stomping "Cyndi." This is a brightly inviting edition to add to collections of earlier versions as it contains the perfect audio accompaniment.—Mary Elam, Learning Media Services, Plano ISD, TX

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781607346715
Publisher:
Charlesbridge
Publication date:
11/01/2013
Sold by:
Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
11 MB
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Age Range:
4 - 7 Years

Meet the Author

Singer-songwriter Kenny Loggins has sold over 25 million albums worldwide, twelve have gone platinum. He has won two Grammy® Awards for his singing and songwriting, and co-wrote the book, THE UNIMAGINABLE LIFE: LESSONS LEARNED ON THE PATH OF LOVE. His songs have been hits over the last four decades. Who can forget This is It, I’m Alright, Footloose, Danger Zone, Conviction of the Heart, and It’s About Time. In addition to his string of successful recordings, both solo and as a member of the famed duo, Loggins & Messina, Kenny became the first major rock star to dedicate himself to recording music for children and families. His album, Return to Pooh Corner, remains the best-selling children’s album of the last twenty years. Kenny, who reunited with Jim Messina in 2009, currently resides in Santa Barbara with his youngest children.

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