Reviews for Frosty the Snowman


Kirkus Reviews 2013 October #2
Sing along to a perennial favorite wintertime tune celebrating a magical snowman. The lyrics to "Frosty the Snowman" form the text here, and the illustrations depict what is happening in each verse. A group of multiethnic children, decked out in colorful winter gear, discovers the snowman. At this point, he sports a shapeless blob of snow for a body, arms stuck to his sides, a round head with facial features and a pipe, and a red-and-white striped scarf wound round his chunky neck. Once the children place a black top hat on his head, he springs to life, dancing around wielding a broom, throwing snowballs at the children, and playing follow-the-leader before boogying his way out of town. The colorful, dynamic and mostly cheery pictures (except for the one showing the children crying as Frosty departs) adequately illustrate the song lyrics; Williams' addition of a family of cute bunnies joining in all the happenings, from discovering Frosty to witnessing his leave-taking, lends an extra bit of fun to the scenes. Sparkly-covered and visually appealing, this one would work well in both a winter-themed storytime and a warm lap. (Board book. 1-4) Copyright Kirkus 2013 Kirkus/BPI Communications.All rights reserved.

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Kirkus Reviews 2014 January #1
Sing along to a perennial favorite wintertime tune celebrating a magical snowman. The lyrics to "Frosty the Snowman" form the text here, and the illustrations depict what is happening in each verse. A group of multiethnic children, decked out in colorful winter gear, discovers the snowman. At this point, he sports a shapeless blob of snow for a body, arms stuck to his sides, a round head with facial features and a pipe, and a red-and-white striped scarf wound round his chunky neck. Once the children place a black top hat on his head, he springs to life, dancing around wielding a broom, throwing snowballs at the children, and playing follow-the-leader before boogying his way out of town. The colorful, dynamic and mostly cheery pictures (except for the one showing the children crying as Frosty departs) adequately illustrate the song lyrics; Williams' addition of a family of cute bunnies joining in all the happenings, from discovering Frosty to witnessing his leave-taking, lends an extra bit of fun to the scenes. Sparkly-covered and visually appealing, this one would work well in both a winter-themed storytime and a warm lap. (Board book. 1-4) Copyright Kirkus 2013 Kirkus/BPI Communications.All rights reserved.

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School Library Journal Reviews 2013 November

PreS-Gr 3--There are many different editions of this song, first introduced by Gene Autrey in 1950, some with music, others with flaps and pop-ups. The familiar story reminds readers of the day that Frosty came to town and played with the children. The front of the book is sparkly and has a smiling snowman complete with corncob pipe. The text is large and the cartoon illustrations are inviting. The group of children includes a mix of ethnicities and genders all with the same delighted reaction to this "Jolly Happy Soul." The text repeats the words of the song exactly, but no music is included. If your collection needs a board book with a familiar winter theme, this title is one to consider.--Janene Corbin, Rosebank Elementary School, Nashville, TN

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