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Illustrated in full color, this is 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.


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Illustrated in full color, this is 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.

30 review for Snowman the eBook

  1. 4 out of 5

    Annet

    One winter's night, a snowman comes to life and a magical adventure begins.... A 'feel-good' Christmas story. It has been on my shelves for almost a year, waiting for Xmas time. A bit early, but I decided I could use this 'sidestep' from busy work and studies. Drawings are cute and beautiful. 'Narrated entirely through pictures, its dreamlike illustrations perfectly capture the wonder and innocence of childhood'. I liked it, took my thoughts away from 'brand management' and 'customer marketing';- One winter's night, a snowman comes to life and a magical adventure begins.... A 'feel-good' Christmas story. It has been on my shelves for almost a year, waiting for Xmas time. A bit early, but I decided I could use this 'sidestep' from busy work and studies. Drawings are cute and beautiful. 'Narrated entirely through pictures, its dreamlike illustrations perfectly capture the wonder and innocence of childhood'. I liked it, took my thoughts away from 'brand management' and 'customer marketing';-) Looking forward to Christmas, only a few weeks to go! Cute picture book!

  2. 5 out of 5

    Mischenko

    To see this week's wordless picture books please visit www.readrantrockandroll.com The Snowman by Raymond Briggs is a wonderful wordless book for children. The story starts with a young boy who sees the snow outside and rushes out of his home to build a snowman. As the boy sleeps, the snowman comes alive and is welcomed into the boy’s home to discover what it’s like inside. In return, the snowman will show him his home as well. A dream to be remembered forever. This book is packed full of sketched To see this week's wordless picture books please visit www.readrantrockandroll.com The Snowman by Raymond Briggs is a wonderful wordless book for children. The story starts with a young boy who sees the snow outside and rushes out of his home to build a snowman. As the boy sleeps, the snowman comes alive and is welcomed into the boy’s home to discover what it’s like inside. In return, the snowman will show him his home as well. A dream to be remembered forever. This book is packed full of sketched illustrations in color. This is a beautiful Christmas book that can be read by all ages and any time of the year. 5*****

  3. 4 out of 5

    David Schaafsma

    A wordless masterpiece, which I experienced first through the silent film, with this original introduction. If you are the least down today, see this now: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZE9Kp... But I have the book right here, too. It's there story of a boy who builds a snowman that comes alive and takes him soaring through the countryside night air. I must have read and seen this first in 1999, when Sammy was born. This is one of the virtues of getting older and rereading favorite picture books, A wordless masterpiece, which I experienced first through the silent film, with this original introduction. If you are the least down today, see this now: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZE9Kp... But I have the book right here, too. It's there story of a boy who builds a snowman that comes alive and takes him soaring through the countryside night air. I must have read and seen this first in 1999, when Sammy was born. This is one of the virtues of getting older and rereading favorite picture books, reliving those memories. The musical score is gorgeous. We have an early snow here in Chicago, piles of the stuff, snow on snow on snow, as they say, that I glance at as I read the book as the film rolls and the music play. Time for hot chocolate? There's a David Bowie-introduced version, too, very sweet.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Anastasia Fitzgerald-Beaumont

    Such Stuff as Dreams are Made On This is not a review. How can one review a book like The Snowman, a story without words? It has to be experienced, that’s all, experienced through the eyes of a child. What follows is my own experience, my appreciation of a story that gave me so much pleasure over so many years. There are stories and experiences from childhood that we all recall with some fondness. Even if we do not bring them to mind they are in our hearts, a warm glow that never dies. It is the Such Stuff as Dreams are Made On This is not a review. How can one review a book like The Snowman, a story without words? It has to be experienced, that’s all, experienced through the eyes of a child. What follows is my own experience, my appreciation of a story that gave me so much pleasure over so many years. There are stories and experiences from childhood that we all recall with some fondness. Even if we do not bring them to mind they are in our hearts, a warm glow that never dies. It is the things we learn and love in innocence that have the greatest resonance. I was reminded recently of Heidi, a book for children and those who love children by the Swiss author Johanna Spyri. I was particularly fond of the story of Heidi and her grandfather because I had a very close relationship with my own grandfather, my father’s father, with whom I used to stay when my parents were away on lengthy business trips. It was my grandfather who introduced me to the Snowman. I don’t remember when exactly. I must have been, oh, about four years old. It was before I went to school anyway. It was near Christmas, that much I do remember. The Snowman in question is a story book, pictures without words by Raymond Briggs, another book for children and those who love children. Like Heidi it tells of a bond, this time between a little boy and the snowman he builds one wintry afternoon in his garden. By magic it comes to life; by magic the boy and the snowman fly. It was made into an animated film by Channel 4, one of our terrestrial television companies, with a sublime score by Howard Blake. When I was growing up it was broadcast every Christmas; perhaps it still is. With us watching it became an annual event. The holiday simply would not have been the same without it, as if there was no Christmas tree, no lights and no watch night service in church. By far the best bit is the flying sequence. In the animation it is accompanied by Walking in the Air, a song that still makes me teary with nostalgia; We're walking in the air We're floating in the moonlit sky The people far below are sleeping as we fly I'm holding very tight I'm riding in the midnight blue I'm finding I can fly so high above with you Far across the world The villages go by like dreams The rivers and the hills, the forests and the streams Children gaze open mouthed Taken by surprise Nobody down below believes their eyes We're surfing in the air We're swimming in the frozen sky We're drifting over icy mountains floating by Suddenly swooping low On an ocean deep Rousing up a mighty monster from his sleep And walking in the air We're dancing in the midnight sky And everyone who sees us greets us as we fly We're walking in the air We're walking in the air. There was one Christmas – I was now about six I think – we spent in our family cottage in the north of Scotland, a really remote spot in Easter Ross. It snowed, heavily. I built my own snowman in the garden with a little help from father. It was as big as me, that I remember clearly, with an old hat on his head and a scarf around his neck. I waited and waited for him to come to life. I so wanted to fly like the boy, to go to the North Pole and dance with Father Christmas and all of the other snowmen. I didn’t and I did. My snowman remained frozen in the garden, mute and unmoved. But he came alive in my dreams that night. And – who knows? –maybe dreams are just a gate to another reality, a world where everything is possible and nothing denied. It was for me. The Snowman was the gateway.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Best Eggs

    This was a beautiful, gentle story that translated into a magnificent cartoon with music but without words that airs on tv every Christmas in the UK. This book was a real sea change for Briggs whose previous cartoon books include a doleful biography of his parents to their death, nuclear war and creatures that love boogers - much more dark humour than this magical tale of the snowman.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Raha

    Truly beautiful wordless picture book.the story is about a little boy who builds a snowman which comes to live during the night.they spend a night together playing and having fun, then the snowman takes the boy on a magical journey to see the world... I really enjoyed this book and would strongly recommend it to everyone.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Jim Erekson

    I always really liked this book (so I should have voted 4 stars), but this past winter my 13-year-old son Alma (Down Syndrome, autism) fell in love with it. He reads it daily, and wants me to read it with him sometimes. He loves that we can pull out the video or turn the soundtrack on on Spotify. When I watch him, he adores the pages drawn comic-style, with 16 boxes of sequential art per page. But then the next day he'll be poring over one of the wide spreads with just one drawing! So now I love I always really liked this book (so I should have voted 4 stars), but this past winter my 13-year-old son Alma (Down Syndrome, autism) fell in love with it. He reads it daily, and wants me to read it with him sometimes. He loves that we can pull out the video or turn the soundtrack on on Spotify. When I watch him, he adores the pages drawn comic-style, with 16 boxes of sequential art per page. But then the next day he'll be poring over one of the wide spreads with just one drawing! So now I love this book. Yes, I wish Alma could talk, but a wordless picture book is such a good match that I'm grateful for a genre that 'speaks' to my boy.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Calista

    A wordless beginner book that tells a magical story of a boy and his snowman. My Nephew loves this story and it might be why he still loves snowmen so much. The pair of the boy and snowman share a magical evening together exploring the world and flying through the night. It must have been a really warm day because that snowman melted away really really fast. It is told in panels like a comic so I think this story was ahead of its time. I can't believe I've never read this before. My Nephew gave A wordless beginner book that tells a magical story of a boy and his snowman. My Nephew loves this story and it might be why he still loves snowmen so much. The pair of the boy and snowman share a magical evening together exploring the world and flying through the night. It must have been a really warm day because that snowman melted away really really fast. It is told in panels like a comic so I think this story was ahead of its time. I can't believe I've never read this before. My Nephew gave this 5 stars and my Niece gave it 3 stars. It's a lovely gentle book.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Laura

    It's difficult to review a book of which there are no words, and instead the story is told through a series of beautiful illustrations. I remember being captured by the magical world of The Snowman, and equally impressed by the tv adaption. For younger children, the tv version is perhaps more suited until they are old enough to appreciate the beauty of the wordless story.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Manybooks

    I know that Raymond Brigg's The Snowman is considered a modern classic (and probably one of the first really universally popular wordless picture books). And while I do in fact find the story mildly amusing, both the picture sequences and the story line itself have never and in any way wowed me. To me, the illustrations actually seem mostly rather vague and washed-out (lacking both expression and boldness of style), and the story sequence itself, while definitely fun and imaginative, has always I know that Raymond Brigg's The Snowman is considered a modern classic (and probably one of the first really universally popular wordless picture books). And while I do in fact find the story mildly amusing, both the picture sequences and the story line itself have never and in any way wowed me. To me, the illustrations actually seem mostly rather vague and washed-out (lacking both expression and boldness of style), and the story sequence itself, while definitely fun and imaginative, has always seemed a bit too outrageous and unbelievable, at least for my personal taste. In fact, the eponymous snowman does not really appear to be a snowman at all anymore once he enters into the little boy's house or later, when he and the boy take to the air (I have always thought him more akin to a man clad in a snowman suit than a bona fide magical snow entity). And while I personally have never been all that much bothered about the rather problematic ending, I can certainly see how a very sensitive child might be negatively affected (parents, caregivers etc. should therefore be vigilant and prepared to discuss this if the snowman's demise, if his melting away appears to actually bother readers or listeners). That being said, The Snowman is a clever and generally enchanting tale, and one that could be a fun and usuable tool for individual storytelling, discussions and the like (for example, in a first, second or third grade language arts classroom, teachers might consider using the illustrations for writing assignments, even oral presentations). But on a personal level, The Snowman ranks but two stars, and once again makes me realise that Rayond Briggs is simply not my proverbial cup of tea.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Shaina

    I could never forget the form or face of this snowman from when I was little. I remember building one so similar when it actually snowed something like several feet and my sister and I were staying with Nana and Papa. Ours was shaped similarly but she was more like a female companion. This was one of the only snowmen then and now that don’t tick me off. I saw him on someone’s feed and got a warm feeling and said, “Oh, I remember you..”

  12. 5 out of 5

    Abigail

    English artist and picture-book creator Raymond Briggs, whose comic-book tale of a grouchy Father Christmas won the Kate Greenaway Medal in 1973, utilized the same style (sans words) in this story of a boy and his snowman, first published in 1978. Rushing outside one wintry day, the boy slowly builds a snowman beneath his window, but finds that, once it's time to come back inside, he can't take his mind off his creation. Waking up in the middle of the night, he discovers that the snowman has com English artist and picture-book creator Raymond Briggs, whose comic-book tale of a grouchy Father Christmas won the Kate Greenaway Medal in 1973, utilized the same style (sans words) in this story of a boy and his snowman, first published in 1978. Rushing outside one wintry day, the boy slowly builds a snowman beneath his window, but finds that, once it's time to come back inside, he can't take his mind off his creation. Waking up in the middle of the night, he discovers that the snowman has come to life, and the two have a magical series of adventures together, exploring all the wonders of the boy's house, and then flying through the night sky. This classic picture-book was made into an animated film in 1982 - apparently The Snowman is shown annually on British TV, during the Christmas season - and is a childhood favorite for many readers. I myself never encountered it as a girl, but having recently stumbled across Father Christmas on my library's holiday display, which I greatly enjoyed, I thought I would track down this other winter story from the same author/artist. I'm glad that I did! The artwork is just lovely, capturing the warmth of the boy's home, and the chilly fun of the outdoor world perfectly. No text is really needed, because the illustrations do such an excellent job spinning the story. There is a melancholy quality to the conclusion here, but then, it's an ending that will come to all snowmen, so it feels appropriate. All in all, another outstanding picture-book from Raymond Briggs! I'll have to see which of his other titles the library has...

  13. 4 out of 5

    Shirley Revill

    This has to be one of my favourite children's books of all time. The book has no words but is a story told with pictures. The artwork is beautiful and really catches a child's attention. A very special book. Recommended.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Kirk

    I used to read this book to my son, who recently turned 21. I came across a copy recently and was reminded of just how devastatingly beautiful the story is. I'm no artist, but it looks like it was done in colored pencil, which gives the snow and sky a surreal, dreamy texture. The real innovation is the wordlessness. I remember how my son and I used to just look at the pictures without talking, like we intuitively (telepathically maybe?) understood the story. He was a big fan of the video, too, e I used to read this book to my son, who recently turned 21. I came across a copy recently and was reminded of just how devastatingly beautiful the story is. I'm no artist, but it looks like it was done in colored pencil, which gives the snow and sky a surreal, dreamy texture. The real innovation is the wordlessness. I remember how my son and I used to just look at the pictures without talking, like we intuitively (telepathically maybe?) understood the story. He was a big fan of the video, too, except the ending always made him cry. Made me cry, too, but that's my little secret, I suppose.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Manny

    One of the great love stories. David spends a magical night with the Snowman; the next morning, he has melted. He'd think it was a dream, except that he still has the scarf in his pocket. No words, they'd only complicate things.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Matthew

    To check out all my reviews: http://dancinginth3dark.blogspot.com In the last few days I have been trying to get into the christmas festival mood because so far it doesn't feel like the christmas season. We have had terrorist attacks weeks ago, politicians who seem to approve the destruction of our government, and the nonsense that is surrounding our environment in this day and age. I am on major social media yet at the same time I am barely on it merely just to keep tabs on what is going on in t To check out all my reviews: http://dancinginth3dark.blogspot.com In the last few days I have been trying to get into the christmas festival mood because so far it doesn't feel like the christmas season. We have had terrorist attacks weeks ago, politicians who seem to approve the destruction of our government, and the nonsense that is surrounding our environment in this day and age. I am on major social media yet at the same time I am barely on it merely just to keep tabs on what is going on in the world. I am mostly on Goodreads because nothing is political unless it is a book, my friends who I consider Goodreads family are wonderful individuals inside and out, and I truly treasure them and books. With the gloom that is trying to surround me, I am using books and other forms of media to entertain myself and for a brief moment I forget the troubles that are happening inside and out of my life. When I picked this book I already knew I was going to love it because I have read a graphic novel by Raymond Briggs and was intrigue by the contents of the story and using drawings to illustrate a person's life. This book has no words which was a surprise but it doesn't ruin the story. I believe Raymond Briggs used to this tactic to make sure everyone from all ages both young and old can appreciate it and discover that you do not need words to tell a story. This was such a wonderful book that allowed me to have different emotions both of pure happiness and hope and yet I wanted to cry at the end of it all. I am not going to give spoilers away but I highly recommend everyone to pick up this book and read it to yourself, your children, and your loved ones. It deals with a boy who witness that winter has finally arrive since the whole backyard is cover in snow. He decides to spend the day outside and he builds a snowman and use different materials that he discovers. Immediately you can see that the Snowman has come alive but we don't see any action until the next day when the boy opens the door and witness the Snowman turning around. Through the course of the story we get to see a beautiful bond between the Snowman and the boy. The illustrations are simple with plenty of colors which personally for me I felt like I had time traveled to a simpler time where smart phones didn't clog our day-to-day activities and we got to the innocence and pure joy of a child during christmas time. They adapted this story into a television special which I haven't seen but I can sure imagine how impactful it can be towards the imagination of a child. While this book didn't necessarily put me in the holiday spirit it nonetheless became the foundation for what is to come in the next couple days leading up to Christmas. Thank you so much Raymond Briggs for creating this classic children story.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Tisha

    So this would be my second time reading a silent book which is full of colorful sequential artworks. There’s no word written other than the pictures. Even though it wasn’t as detailed as Shaun Tan's The Arrival, I've enjoyed it. The story of a little boy and his snowman was truly heartwarming!

  18. 4 out of 5

    Kathryn

    I was very curious to finally read Raymond Brigg's The Snowman as I know it's something of a classic, and the cover looks familiar so it's possible I was read this story as a child, though I did not remember it. I have never seen the film, though I have heard the song "Walking in the Air" (and never knew that's where it came from!) So, I really enjoyed the story, overall. I love the sense of joy and wonder that glows from the page, first with the boy's creativity in building his snowman and then I was very curious to finally read Raymond Brigg's The Snowman as I know it's something of a classic, and the cover looks familiar so it's possible I was read this story as a child, though I did not remember it. I have never seen the film, though I have heard the song "Walking in the Air" (and never knew that's where it came from!) So, I really enjoyed the story, overall. I love the sense of joy and wonder that glows from the page, first with the boy's creativity in building his snowman and then the shared delight as the boy and the snowman each discover the "magic" in one another's worlds. When the snowman makes discoveries around the boy's house it reminded me so much of my son and how even the littlest things (turning on a light switch, discovering the chill when the refrigerator door opens) are amazing and thrilling. The illustrations are just so full of expression, such as when the boy simply cannot sleep over wanting to be with his snowman. I must say the last page was a bit of a shock to me (naive, I know! I had forgotten the reason I don't like a certain type of snowman stories, haha!) and did diminish my overall enjoyment of the story but I can see where the author would want that ending and why some people might prefer something realistic like this.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Jamie

    Cute pictures. No words at all. The pictures tell the story of a nighttime adventure of a snowman and a boy. I liked the contradiction pictures of what happens with hot vs cold objects but the story itself is found to be boring quickly, even for the kids I 'read' this with. Play some of the things they do in the picture are things kids should not do without a mature adult and I do not feel a curious, naive, uneducated snowman counts. Still the storybook pictures aren't bad for a quick run-throug Cute pictures. No words at all. The pictures tell the story of a nighttime adventure of a snowman and a boy. I liked the contradiction pictures of what happens with hot vs cold objects but the story itself is found to be boring quickly, even for the kids I 'read' this with. Play some of the things they do in the picture are things kids should not do without a mature adult and I do not feel a curious, naive, uneducated snowman counts. Still the storybook pictures aren't bad for a quick run-through.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Belf

    I found this very hard to read, because all the way through, I KNEW.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Ronyell

    “The Snowman” is a cute story from the mind of Raymond Briggs and has been the most memorable classic book to ever grace upon the world of children’s books. This book is about how a young boy starts building a snowman and realizes that the snowman is magical and the true friendship he finds in the snowman. “The Snowman” is a true classic that everyone will love for many years! Raymond Briggs’ story about a boy and his snowman is told through his beautiful illustrations as this is one of the few b “The Snowman” is a cute story from the mind of Raymond Briggs and has been the most memorable classic book to ever grace upon the world of children’s books. This book is about how a young boy starts building a snowman and realizes that the snowman is magical and the true friendship he finds in the snowman. “The Snowman” is a true classic that everyone will love for many years! Raymond Briggs’ story about a boy and his snowman is told through his beautiful illustrations as this is one of the few books where there are no words narrating the story. Instead, the illustrations tell the story and Raymond Briggs’ illustrations are beautiful as they are set up as sort of a comic book style setting and flow extremely smoothly together to create one beautiful story. The images that stood out the most in this book were the images of the snowman and the boy soaring through the air and looking at the various places around the world while they are flying in the air. “The Snowman” is truly Raymond Briggs’ most memorable classic and many children will be entranced by the beautiful illustrations for the many years that they read this book. I would recommend this book to children ages four and up since there is no inappropriate content in this book, but children might want to watch out for the ending if they cannot handle unhappy endings. From my Epinions Review: http://www1.epinions.com/review/The_S...

  22. 5 out of 5

    Heidi-Marie

    This is a kind of child's dreaming that I can enjoy. A snowman coming to life and learning a little about human life. I like his fascination with light. And I loved the humor of anything related to cold (like getting into the deep freezer!). Being a wordless book (not good for storytimes!!!) and with the illustrations having a bit of a fuzzy crayon look to them, I may have misread some of the pictures. Was the snowman laughing at the boy's picture and the boy was upset? Why does the boy look mad This is a kind of child's dreaming that I can enjoy. A snowman coming to life and learning a little about human life. I like his fascination with light. And I loved the humor of anything related to cold (like getting into the deep freezer!). Being a wordless book (not good for storytimes!!!) and with the illustrations having a bit of a fuzzy crayon look to them, I may have misread some of the pictures. Was the snowman laughing at the boy's picture and the boy was upset? Why does the boy look mad about the snowman getting near the heating vent--shouldn't he look concerned? Why doesn't the snowman like the flowers picture? Is it because that's in spring and he doesn't ever get to see such a thing. And is he upset or angry about that? So while I enjoyed the imaginative story and an any-age reader's ability to imagine their own dialogue and such, I'm worried I may have misinterpreted some of what was there. Still I enjoyed the book. Especially with the flying together all over near the end. The ending though? That's TERRIBLE! I mean, predictable and necessary, but can we not have some kind of resolve that the boy is all right?

  23. 5 out of 5

    Lisa

    A boy builds a snowman that comes to life. The story is told completely in pictures so the readers must use their imaginations to follow the adventures. I love doing artwork with children and I think these pictures would be a perfect springboard to making winter pictures. I love this one especially: I would ask my child or grandchild, "What can we use to make a snowy day on paper like this? Maybe draw the picture and find a way to fling some snow on the paper?" Try reading this book with your chil A boy builds a snowman that comes to life. The story is told completely in pictures so the readers must use their imaginations to follow the adventures. I love doing artwork with children and I think these pictures would be a perfect springboard to making winter pictures. I love this one especially: I would ask my child or grandchild, "What can we use to make a snowy day on paper like this? Maybe draw the picture and find a way to fling some snow on the paper?" Try reading this book with your children that are too young to read or are just beginning to read to help them understand a little more about reading.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Ivy

    I only bought this because Tom Fletcher kind of recommended it and I think mentioned in the back of The Christmasaurus that he loved this as a kid. So of course I had to get this. I didn't know it was somewhat like a graphic novel though but loved it nevertheless. The Illustrations are absolutely stunning and the story is one of the cutest Christmas stories I've ever come across. This book will get you right into Christmas mood. Definitely recommend this, especially for children.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Fjóla

    A charming wordless story, although somewhat sad. I was a bit concerned over how my son would take to the ending, so we kind of quickly brushed over it and moved on to the next thing. I remember seeing the animated version of the book, and I had pleasant memories from it.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Mayke (acozyliving)☕️

    Just love the story and the beautiful illustrations.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Donna Gofur

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. The story begins with a young boy who finds his garden covered in snow on a winter's day and decides to start building a snowman. At midnight the young boy is shocked to see that his snowman has come to life. The two become friends and the young boy decides to shows the snowman around the house, introducing him to household appliances, playing with his toys, whilst trying their best not to wake the boys parents up. The two then venture outside in the garden, where the snowman lifts the boy into The story begins with a young boy who finds his garden covered in snow on a winter's day and decides to start building a snowman. At midnight the young boy is shocked to see that his snowman has come to life. The two become friends and the young boy decides to shows the snowman around the house, introducing him to household appliances, playing with his toys, whilst trying their best not to wake the boys parents up. The two then venture outside in the garden, where the snowman lifts the boy into the sky and flies him to a party where the boy meets father chistmas. The story concludes with the snowman taking the boy back home, only for the young boy to wake up the following morning and find that his snowman has melted. As a child this book was my favourite book. I loved how the boy was able to develop such a fantastic friendship with snowman and do things that he probably would not have been able to do without his parents supervision, i.e. ride a motorbike and take a flight into the forest, only to find him self at a party with Father Christams. I think this story would make a wonderful reading book to children between the ages for 3-7years of age. This book would make a fantastic book on the shelves as the children will be able to interpet the story by the illustrations given in the book. I also think this story would be a fantastic to inspire creative writing, particulalrly to those children who are between 6-7 years of age. Rather then having the snowman melt at the end, the children could produce an alternative ending and possibly describe what could have happened if the snowman had not melted.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Libby

    The story of "The Snowman" is a wordless picture book, and also one of my favorites. When I was little I used to watch the video every year at Christmas over and over. It has no words in it, just like the book, but is filled with Music perfect for the audience. This book tells the story of a young boy spending a snowy day outside in his yard building a giant snowman. Later that night, when hes supposed to be sleeping he looks outside to see that his snowman was come to life. As him and the snow The story of "The Snowman" is a wordless picture book, and also one of my favorites. When I was little I used to watch the video every year at Christmas over and over. It has no words in it, just like the book, but is filled with Music perfect for the audience. This book tells the story of a young boy spending a snowy day outside in his yard building a giant snowman. Later that night, when hes supposed to be sleeping he looks outside to see that his snowman was come to life. As him and the snowman becoeme great friends he takes him on an adventure showing him all the neat things inside his house, especially things he knows that the snowman has never seen. Then, the snowman takes the little boy on an adventure to show him all about his life. They fly through forests, and the illustration that go along with it are just amazing. In this morning, the little boy goes out to see that his snowman has melted. The pictures themselves do an amazing job to tell this wordless story and I would highly recomend it as a holiday book to most any grade level!

  29. 5 out of 5

    Dolly

    A wonderful book of fantasy, dreams, and friendship. As it is a wordless book, our girls and I took turns narrating the scenes of the book, weaving a tale of our own while being enchanted by the softly illustrated pages. This book was featured as one of the selections for the December 2014 Snowmen-themed reads for the Picture-Book Club in the Children's Books Group here at Goodreads. This book was also selected as one of the books for the March 2018 - Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Picture Book Winn A wonderful book of fantasy, dreams, and friendship. As it is a wordless book, our girls and I took turns narrating the scenes of the book, weaving a tale of our own while being enchanted by the softly illustrated pages. This book was featured as one of the selections for the December 2014 Snowmen-themed reads for the Picture-Book Club in the Children's Books Group here at Goodreads. This book was also selected as one of the books for the March 2018 - Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Picture Book Winners 1975-1982 discussion at the Picture-Book Club in the Children's Books Group here at Goodreads.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Neda

    Am impressed! So many good books written in the 70s! This book is first published in 1978. This picturebook is wordless but the illustrations excellent in narrating the story. The boy makes a snowman when it's snowing and at night it becomes alive and the boy takes it to their house and they have some fun in the kitchen, living room, and even in the parents' room. Finally the snowman takes the boy to the sky and they have more adventures out of the house; but this process of home-away-home is als Am impressed! So many good books written in the 70s! This book is first published in 1978. This picturebook is wordless but the illustrations excellent in narrating the story. The boy makes a snowman when it's snowing and at night it becomes alive and the boy takes it to their house and they have some fun in the kitchen, living room, and even in the parents' room. Finally the snowman takes the boy to the sky and they have more adventures out of the house; but this process of home-away-home is also complete when the snowman returns the boy home and he sleeps in his own bed. The next day, he find the melted snowman! This is also possible that such adventures are actually the boy's imaginations and yearnings. This way, once again this book is a great one!

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