The Snowman Magical Magnetic Playscene by Raymond Briggs

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Beautiful illustrations recreate Raymond Briggs’ magic both within the book and the magnets and coupled together with simple sentences throughout. Children can place the right magnets according to the story to each page and it’s this interactive magnetic nature of the book that they will really enjoy time and time again. At the end there is a wonderful fold-out scene where children can create their own Snowman and Friends story. It’s a sturdy board book, with a closable area to return the magnets for safe keeping.


The Snowman Magical Magnetic Playscene by Raymond Briggs

Simple sentences encourage children to choose shaped magnets from the pack and place them on the magnetic pages to complete each scene. They'll love dressing the snowman in his hat and scarf, adding delightful wintry wildlife or livening up a snowman party with bright balloons. Once they've worked through the spreads, they'll find a surprise giant gatefold which opens from the back of the book for hours of creative play. Each magnet and spread is illustrated in Raymond Briggs' familiar style to delight children and adults alike.

About the Author

Raymond Briggs

'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 Art Certificate'. After two further years studying painting he was awarded 'The National Diploma of Design (in Painting) Certificate'. He was then conscripted into the army where he attained no rank but was awarded a certificate saying 'Excused Boots'. He studied painting for two more years at the Slade School of Fine Art and here he was awarded 'The Diploma of Fine Art (London University) Certificate'. Since leaving the Slade in 1957 and failing as a painter, he has been a freelance illustrator, book designer and writer producing what are known as 'children's' books. For work in this field he has been awarded several certificates....'

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Top That! Publishing PLC

Publication date

1st September 2006




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Top That! Publishing PLC is an imprint of Top That! Publishing PLC


Top That! Publishing is an award-winning, independent children’s publishing company, world-renowned for producing exciting books that foster creativity and imagination and promote child development. From timeless storybooks and activity titles to Internet-linked adventure stories, all Top That! books are designed to introduce a special kind of learning and magic into the lives of children.

Our preschool books embrace early learning concepts, such as counting and colours, recognition and recall. Talented authors and artists, both new and established, coupled with clever formats ensure that each book is a tactile and visual feast, designed with timeless family appeal.

All of our 3+ books are inventive and inspiring, designed to challenge and stimulate young minds. Patented formats, reference books, multi-media titles, licensed brands, interactive magnetic books, and series that are designed to complement the National Literacy and Numeracy Strategies are just some of the formats on offer.

Our 7+ titles combine exciting narrative with innovative, interactive elements in the form of websites, blogs, and podcasts, which enhance the reading experience – a different option for reading enthusiasts and perfect for encouraging children to read.

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