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The Snowman: A Classic Christmas Book for Kids and Toddlers

The Snowman: A Classic Christmas Book for Kids and Toddlers

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Illus. in full color. 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 experience is one that neither he nor young 'readers' will ever regret or forget."--(starred) Booklist.

Author: Raymond Briggs
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Published: 11/12/1978
Pages: 32
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 0.80lbs
Size: 11.86h x 8.45w x 0.31d
ISBN: 9780394839738
Audience: Ages 4-8

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 0.8
Point Value: 0.5
Interest Level: Lower Grade
Quiz #/Name: 154281 / Raymond Briggs' the Snowman

Award: Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards - Winner

Review Citation(s):
Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/1990 - Outstanding, Noteworthy In Style

About 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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