The Snowman

The Snowman

Book - 1978
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A wordless story. The pictures have the hazy softness of air in snow. A little boy rushes out into the wintry day to build a snowman, which comes alive in his dreams that night. The boy invites him home and in return is taken on a flight high above the countryside.
Publisher: New York : Random House, [1978]
Copyright Date: ©1978
ISBN: 9780394839738
Call Number: jE BRIGGS
Characteristics: 32 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm
Additional Contributors: Random House (Firm) - Publisher


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PimaLib_JeanSC Oct 15, 2020

A lovely wordless picture book is a welcome reminder to this former Midwesterner of how incredible a snow day can be. Would even consider a winter return to my home state -- if there’s promise of such an adventure!

Jan 19, 2020

Use book to prompt children to remember pre-winter break party which included viewing the animated film.
Also, encourage interest in book because of affection for film.

Jan 19, 2019

This is a beautifully illustrated wordless book- appropriate for age 3 and older.

Aug 21, 2014

This book is a wordless book. The layout is in a film panel style. It flows in the manner of watching a film one panel at a time. The illustrations tell a story of a little boy who makes a snowman. The snowman comes to life. The boy and the snowman embark on an adventure where the little boy shows the snowman all about his life and the snowman shows the boy about his life. In the end they go back to their own worlds. When the boy wakes up in the morning, the sun is shining and the snowman has melted. The adventure was fun, but it is over.
This is a wonderful book to "read" a loud with your little one. It allows children to tell the story themselves. There are enough pictures that children can get a clear idea about what is going on.

connorthomasbremner Mar 03, 2013

A classic! But I don't this book is suited for a toddler as it is in comic book format---too many boxes of images for a little kid to follow. The DVD is fantastic for a toddler. I give this book an "A plus" for a school age child.


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Jun 24, 2014

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