December 2010 Good Housekeeping selection.
Good Reading for Christmas by Aled Jones...
‘Christmas allows my family to spend precious time together. This year, I’ll be giving my five-year-old son Lucas The Snowman by Raymond Briggs, a magical story I’m proud to be
The Lovereading view...
This is one of the all time favourites of any nursery and certainly a book to turn back to time and time again whether you’re a child or an adult. No words, just the most wonderful pictures telling a poignant and moving story about a boy and a snowman. It’s a book that will fire the imagination of every child because they themselves can create the words to go with the pictures. Not just a classic but THE classic of all time, in our humble opinion. A book for parents to ‘read’ aloud with young children as well as perfect for slightly older children to immerse themselves in an imaginary world.
This is the classic 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.
The delicate illustrations of James and his magical adventures with the Snowman have made this a timeless, wordless classic. (3 yrs +) (Kirkus UK)
Publication date: 25/09/1980
Publisher: Puffin Books an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
|Publication date:||25th September 1980|
|Publisher:||Puffin Books an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd|
|Categories:||General fiction (Children's / Teenage), Picture books: character books,|
'Raymond Briggs was born in Wimbledon Park, London, in 1934. His father, Ernest, was a Co-op milkman for over thirty years and was awarded a certificate when he retired. His mother, Ethel, was 'in service' for over twenty years but received no certificate. At the age of ten, Briggs passed 'The Scholarship' and went to the local Grammar School. Here he had daily speech lessons and learned to become middle class. After five years he was awarded 'The School Certificate'. At the age of fifteen he went to the local art school and after two years he was awarded 'The Intermediate ...More About Raymond Briggs