The classic board book edition of the now famous Christmas tale. James builds a snowman in the garden and wakes up in the night to find that it has come to life. He shows the Snowman his house, and in return the Snowman takes him on a magical journey. 2012 celebrates 30 years of the animated film of The Snowman with a brand new half-hour animation. Introducing new characters alongside the old, including an adorable snow puppy, it is planned for broadcast on Channel 4 on Christmas day.
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(176mm x 136mm x 17mm)
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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US Kirkus Review »
A little boy's winter dream, which could be anyone's - and might inspire many. In a sequence of wordless frames, sometimes as many as twelve to a page but opening up at one point to two expansive double-page spreads, a little boy spends a day making a showman - and a night, while his parents sleep, palling around with it. First the snowman comes inside the house, investigating light switches, kitchen faucets, the paper towel rack, Dad's closet, and other such everyday wonders; then he whooshes the child up and off, through a lovely haze of blown snow, past exotic skylines, and home again. The sequence starts irresistibly with a soft fall of flakes that look just right for packing or licking; Briggs gives the outsider's indoor adventure a warm, misty look and lots of quiet visual humor; and the later spin through the white night has a dreamlike quality that gives a proper shape to the whole - and something to remember next day when the snowman loses his. (Kirkus Reviews)
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Author Biography - Raymond Briggs
Raymond Briggs is one of our most respected and beloved artists. Born in Wimbledon Park in 1934, he studied at the Wimbledon School of Art and later at the Slade School of Fine Art, and went on to produce a treasure trove of work. He has created characters that are now icons for generations of children, including Fungus the Bogeyman, Father Christmas and, of course, the beloved Snowman. The biography of his parents in graphic novel form, Ethel & Ernest, became a bestseller in the UK, and an animated feature film based on the novel will be released in 2016.He has won many awards over his career including the Kurt Maschler Award, The Children's Book of the Year, Dutch Silver Pen Award, and the prestigious Kate Greenaway Award twice for his Mother Goose Nursery Treasury and Father Christmas. Raymond lives in Sussex.