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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'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
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.
|Publication date:||1st October 2020|
|Publisher:||Andersen Press Ltd|
|Suitable for:||Baby and Toddler, 3+ readers|
|Genres:||Family / Home Stories, Fiction PSHE Titles|
|Recommendations:||Julia Eccleshare's Picks|
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 ...More About David McKee