Frosty The Snowman

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Frosty The Snowman

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Frosty the Snowman Hardcover
by Wade Zahares (Illustrator)

One of the most magical of all wintertime songs gets an enchanting interpretation—including a special recording by the incomparable Kenny Loggins—in this charming new picture book.

First recorded over sixty years ago, "Frosty the Snowman" became an instant holiday classic, winning children’s hearts and inspiring both an animated film and a long-running television special. Singers such as Gene Autry (the first), the Ronettes, Willie Nelson, and even the Chipmunks have recorded this simple-but-joyful tale of a snowman—with a corncob pipe and a button nose—who comes to life when a magical top hat is put on his head. To everyone’s delight, Frosty laughs, runs, and plays. And even though he melts away once the sun comes out, the song still ends happily, with Frosty waving good-bye and assuring his young friends not to cry because "I’ll be back again some day."

Featuring spectacular art by Wade Zahares, whose WINDOW MUSIC was a New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year, and a CD, with the title song and two others—"Cyndi" and "Fishin Blues"—from Kenny Loggins, this sparkling picture book will captivate young readers. It’s the perfect gift for under the tree or a stocking—and wonderful for parents and children to share on a chilly winter’s night. Just pop in the CD, curl up under a blanket, look at the pictures with their bright holiday colors, and the story will work its wonder.

First recorded over sixty years ago, "Frosty the Snowman" became an instant holiday classic, winning children's hearts and inspiring both an animated film and a long-running television special. Singers such as Gene Autry (the first), the Ronettes, Willie Nelson, and even the Chipmunks have recorded this simple-but-joyful tale of a snowman--with a corncob pipe and a button nose--who comes to life when a magical top hat is put on his head. To everyone's delight, Frosty laughs, runs, and plays. And even though he melts away once the sun comes out, the song still ends happily, with Frosty waving good-bye and assuring his friends not to cry because "I'll be back again some day."

 

Product Details

Age Range: 4 - 8 years
Grade Level: Preschool - 3
Hardcover: 28 pages
Publisher: Imagine/Peter Yarrow; 1st edition (November 1, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1623540127
ISBN-13: 978-1623540128
Product Dimensions: 11.8 x 10.8 x 0.8 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)

Average Customer Review:
4.6 out of 5 stars

 

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal

PreS-Gr 2–Zahares reimagines this classic song with page after page of jewel-toned art done in pastels. The smiling snowman comes to life and plays with the children who created him. Icy winter scenes contrast deep blues with houses of bright red, orange, and green, surrounded by seasonal details–falling snowflakes, boot-kicked snow piles, lighted windows, steaming mugs in gloved hands, and smoke swirls from chimneys. Followed by a performer's note and an artist's note, the book also includes artist Kenny Loggins's recording of the title song with the bonus of two additional tunes. “Frosty” has a warm, rhythmic country lilt with guitar and the voices of a children's choir. Although numbered incorrectly on the CD, it's easy to distinguish between the traditional “Fishin' Blues” with harmonica and narrative verse and the foot-stomping “Cyndi.” This is a brightly inviting edition to add to collections of earlier versions as it contains the perfect audio accompaniment.–Mary Elam, Learning Media Services, Plano ISD, TXα(c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.