The Snowman

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Raymond Briggs' award-winning, classic story about the friendship between a boy and a snowman is now available in a generously-sized board book. This wordless tale is told entirely in dream-like pictures, making it perfect for young not-quite-yet readers. The Snowman perfectly captures the wonder and innocence of childhood and has enchanted children for over 30 years.

When his snowman comes to life, a little boy invites him home ...

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Overview

Raymond Briggs' award-winning, classic story about the friendship between a boy and a snowman is now available in a generously-sized board book. This wordless tale is told entirely in dream-like pictures, making it perfect for young not-quite-yet readers. The Snowman perfectly captures the wonder and innocence of childhood and has enchanted children for over 30 years.

When his snowman comes to life, a little boy invites him home and in return is taken on a flight high above the countryside.

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This classic book has been reissued in board book form. It is a wordless story about a boy who builds a snowman and has a series of adventures with his new friend. There is a lot of information packed into the images and toddlers as well as older kids can appreciate the book. For the young ones, parents and caregivers will probably supply their own words to accompany the illustrations. The ending may be the most difficult for young children to accept and understand. Also the sequence of adventures is more akin to a dream than reality. Much as I like the story, I really don't think it works for the young board book audience. Part of the "Bright and Early Board Books" series. 2000, Random House,
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780385378697
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Books
  • Publication date: 10/22/2013
  • Pages: 34
  • Sales rank: 701,574
  • Age range: 3 months - 3 years
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 5.20 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Raymond Briggs was born in London in 1934.  At the age of 15, he  went to Wimbeldon Art School to learn how to draw, as he wanted to become a cartoonist.  But there he was told that cartooning was not a profession for gentlemen and that he ought to be a painter.  Raymond then went on to the Slade School in London to study painting as a full-time student.  During his spare time, he began work on a portfolio of illustrations of all kinds, including jackets and a wide selection of drawings to take to publishers.  After illustrating for advertising, newspapers and books, Raymond discovered that book illustration inspired him the most, since it offered far greater variety and freedom than anything else.  Raymond has always found it unfavorable to sustain a consistent illustration style for a long period of time.  He is always seeking to try something else new and different with his work.  Some of Raymond's best known works are The Snowman , The Man , and The Bear .  The setting for The Snowman is based on Raymond's own house and garden, which is in Sussex, England at the foot of South Downs, a few miles from Brighton.  

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  • Posted February 11, 2009

    Amazing Wordless Book!

    Most kids don't even realize there aren't any words in this book until they are too steeped in the story to stop. The illustrations are candid and realistic. The children follow the story and use their imagination to tell the story the pictures paint for them.<BR/>I haven't found a kid that doesn't want to be the kid that befriends a magical snowman.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 12, 2007

    LOVE IT

    i remember this book from when i was younger, i loved it with all my heart, i even made my parents read it to me in the summer... its an outstanding book, and a must have on every childs book shelf!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 24, 2013

    the Nook version of this book crashed my Nook HD and my Nook HD+

    the Nook version of this book crashed my Nook HD and my Nook HD+, with 300 books, no other book, app, or magazine has ever done this. I had to go into the Nook app on my PC to delete it and hard reset my Nook HD+ to fix what this book did to my Nooks. Buyer beware.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2013

    A Classic for me!

    Have used this book, and more so lately the VHS of the book, to encourage oral speech and dialogue writing! Illustrations are fantastic and so much creativity can be developed when the observer, or reader, puts their thoughts and words into the characters! A happy, upbeat book that can open worlds of communication!

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  • Posted January 3, 2012

    Highly Recommended-love this book!!

    Found this book over 21 years ago and my daughter then loved this book as she could "read it to me"! Now i have given this book to my nephew and he loves it and wants to "read it to his Popi"! children and adults love this book as both can use their imaginations!!! its universal no translations needed!! i have sent this book overseas!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 25, 2000

    Trouble with trolls (by Jan Brett)

    Jan Brett's book 'troubles with trolls'is great! the illistrastions are very detailed, and the plot is fairy-taleish and funny and more all in one.The plot is about a girl who goes to visit her cousin who lives on the other side of the mountain. She brings her dog with her, and she encounters 5 trolls who want to steal her dog. in exgange she gives them her clothing until she is down to her long johns, and she isnt even over the mountain yet. the end is surprising and thrilling.on a scale of 1-10, i would give it a 10.

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