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.

Synopsis

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 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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Hardback

Author

Raymond Briggs
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Publisher

Top That! Publishing PLC

Publication date

1st September 2006

ISBN

9781846662133

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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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