The Snowdog by Raymond Briggs

The Snowdog

Written by Raymond Briggs

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A boy built a Snowman and a Snowdog. That night, they came to life...Wiggle your finger and play with the Snowman and the Snowdog in this fun finger-puppet book! When he comes to life, the Snowdog runs, plays and flies into the air with Billy and the Snowman. Look out for Raymond Briggs' original classic, The Snowman, as well as the picture book of The Snowman and the Snowdog, too!


The Snowdog by Raymond Briggs

Meet the Snowdog in this adorable board book, featuring beautiful artwork and rhyming text. The Snowdog is a fun and cute book that children will treasure.

Look out for Raymond Brigg's original classic, The Snowman, as well as the picture book of The Snowman and the Snowdog, too!

About the Author

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.

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 Briggs was awarded the BookTrust 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award. The BookTrust Lifetime Achievement Award celebrates the body of work of an author or illustrator who has made an outstanding contribution to children's literature. The award was set up in 2015 to celebrate an author or illustrator's outstanding contribution to children's books. The first winner was Shirley Hughes, author of Dogger and the Alfie series, whilst Judith Kerr was awarded the accolade in 2016.

Discussing the impact of Raymond Briggs’ work, Judge Shami Chakrabarti said: "Raymond is a true artistic genius who has touched the hearts of millions of children of all ages. They say that a picture is worth a thousand words and his particular style of illustration is unmistakable as are his understated and poignant words of narrative and dialogue. His talent expresses his values and with his choice and treatment of subjects he brings our history and contemporary challenges to life."

The biography of his parents in graphic novel form, Ethel & Ernest, became a bestseller in the UK; see below a trailer for the animated feature film based on the novel.

Raymond lives in Sussex.

Read more about Raymond Briggs here.

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Board book
12 pages


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Puffin an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd

Publication date

26th October 2017




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