The Snowman

by Raymond Briggs

Reading Age: 3+

Interest level: 3+

by Raymond Briggs

James builds a snowman in the garden, then wakes up in the night to find that it has come to life. He shows the Snowman his home, and in return, the Snowman whisks him away on a very special journey.


This beautiful picture book is a Christmas classic. The stunning illustrations beautifully convey the story of a small boy's magical friendship with a snowman. Full of love and imagination, this is an extraordinary and atmospheric tale that the whole family can enjoy.


Publisher: Puffin

About the author

  • Raymond Briggs

    Raymond Briggs is one of our most respected and beloved artists. Born in Wimbledon in 1934, he studied 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. His original Mother Goose was published in 1966 and won the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal. His work has won numerous awards and been adapted for film on several occasions, including, most recently, Ethel and Ernest.


    Raymond Briggs was given the BookTrust Lifetime Achievement Award in 2017.

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It is amazing book and very good for little children it is a funny book and a good. it is wicked and I love it and read it.

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harry curtis
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10 December 2013

I LOVE his book because you can get a really good picture in your head.

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21 October 2013

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