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Snow Woman

Written by David McKee

Illustrated by David McKee

Books for Babies and Toddlers Family / Home Stories Featured Books for 3+ readers Fiction PSHE Titles

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A witty, wintry picture book

A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month November 2020

Snowman, snow woman, snowperson? Best-selling illustrator David McKee gives the magic of building a someone out of snow a new twist in this witty, wintry picture book. Waking up to snow, Rupert tells his dad and then his mum that he is going to build a snowman. Why snowman, they ask? Why not a snowperson? But when Kate says she’s building a snow woman both mum and dad think that’s great. But what can Rupert and Kate do when the snow man and snow woman run off together? Luckily they come up with a great solution in is gently non-sexist story.

Julia Eccleshare M.B.E

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Julia Eccleshare's Picks for November 2020

A Dancer's Dream by Katherine Woodfine

Tinsel - The Girls Who Invented Christmas by Sibéal Pounder 

The Three Wishes by Alan Snow

A Christmas in Time by Sally Nicholls

The Snow Woman by David McKee

Atlas of Record-Breaking Adventures by Emily Hawkins



David McKee is the winner of the 2020 British Book Awards’ Illustrator of the Year and BookTrust’s Lifetime Achievement Award 2020

You can find more wintry & festive stories in our Best Books for Kids this Christmas collection!

Snow Woman Synopsis

When Rupert and Kate tell their parents they're going to make a snowman, both Mum and Dad correct them, You mean a snowperson. Originally published over 30 years ago, this is a deceptively simple story that overthrows gender stereotypes in a wonderfully tongue-in-cheek way that only master storyteller David McKee, the creator of Elmer the patchwork elephant and Mr Benn, could accomplish.

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ISBN: 9781783449811
Publication date: 01/10/2020
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781783449811
Publication date: 1st October 2020
Author: David McKee
Illustrator: David McKee
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 32 pages
Suitable for: Baby and Toddler, 3+ readers
Genres: Family / Home Stories, Fiction PSHE Titles
Recommendations: Julia Eccleshare's Picks

About David McKee

David McKee was born in Devon and studied at Plymouth Art College. In the early part of his career, McKee regularly drew and sold humorous drawings to magazines and newspapers such as The Times Educational Supplement, Punch and the Reader’s Digest. David McKee has written and illustrated over 50 picture books for Andersen Press and has penned a number of children’s classics including King Rollo, Mr Benn, Not Now Bernard and Elmer the Patchwork Elephant. David loves to paint and now lives in the South of France but regularly visits the UK.  One of the ...

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