This is the evocative story of a small boy's friendship with a snowman and their flight together over the sparkling winter landscape. Told without words through Raymond Briggs' gentle, atmospheric pictures, the book is about the innocence and wonder of childhood.
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Who needs words to tell a story? In Raymond Briggs's charming tale, told with 175 softly hued, artfully composed frames, a little boy makes friends with a snowman. He wakes up on a snowy day, tells his mother he's going outside, then begins a flurry of snowman-building. That night, he can't sleep, so he opens the front door and lo! the snowman has come to life. The amiable yet frosty fellow enjoys his tour of the boy's cozy home; he admires the cat, but is disturbed by the fire. The boy shows him other wonders--the TV and a lamp and running water. Predictably perhaps, he is disturbed by the stove, but likes ice cubes quite a bit. Soon it is the snowman's turn to introduce the boy to his wintry world. They join hands, rise up into the blizzardy air--presumably over Russia and into the Middle East--and then safely back to home sweet home. The boy pops into bed before his parents get up... but when he wakes up the next morning he races outside only to find his new buddy's melted remains, scattered with a few forlorn lumps of coal. Since the book is wordless, you can make up any ending you want... like "Then, in a puff of pink smoke, the snowman recomposed himself and went to live in the boy's garage freezer." Or you could just resign yourself to a peaceful "And that was that." Raymond Briggs's The Snowman won the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, and this wintertime classic continues to win the hearts of kids every year. (Preschool and older) --Karin SnelsonFrom the Back Cover:
The Alphabet Book by P. D. Eastman
Dr. Seuss's ABC by Dr. Seuss
The Foot Book by Dr. Seuss
Go, Dog. Go! by P. D. Eastman
Hand, Hand, Fingers, Thumb by Al Perkins
He Bear, She Bear by Stan & Jan Berenstain
I'll Teach My Dog a Lot of Words by Michael Frith
Inside, Outside, Upside Down by Stan & Jan Berenstain
Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You? by Dr. Seuss
Old Hat, New Hat by Stan & Jan Berenstain
The Shape of Me and Other Stuff by Dr. Seuss
The Snowman by Raymond Briggs
Stop, Train, Stop! by the Rev. W. Awdry
There's a Wocket in My Pocket! by Dr. Seuss
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Book Description Puffin 2010, 2010. Book Condition: New. New hardback. Fine and unread. Bookseller Inventory # A124319
Book Description Puffin Books, 1998. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0241139384
Book Description Puffin Books, 1998. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0241139384