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The Snowman

Written by Raymond Briggs

Suitable for: 0-5 years, 5-7 years (Key stage 1)

Sponsored by: The Players of the People's Postcode Lottery

Available braille grades: Grade 1, Grade 2

Based on the classic film, fly away on a magical journey with The Snowman. After the snow settles on a cold winter’s day, a boy builds a Snowman. Later that night, under the glittering stars, the Snowman comes to life! Together they fly through the night sky on a breath-taking and magical journey, until the sun comes up and it’s time to go home… The book is read by TV presenter, Simon Reeve.

Listen to an audio clip

Hello. This is a magical story about a boy who built a snowman in his garden. I'm going to share some snowy magic with you and describe the feely pictures and illustrations as you read the story. The big picture on the right page, the snowman has turned his head around and is smiling. The falling snowflakes all around him seem to be twinkling like stars. Now something magical has happened. This is a double page picture. The smiling snowman surrounded by those twinkling snowflake stars is walking towards James across the snowy garden. James is standing by the open front door and smiling excitedly at the snowman. In the top picture in the middle of a group of smiling snowman stands Father Christmas. He looks very round and jolly in his red suit and his big white beard. He's also wearing a white frilly apron.

What's inside

    • A picture book with braille pages and raised tactile images
    • Audio descriptions with music and sound effects in your chosen format of either CD or USB
    • An ‘Articles for the Blind’ returns label for the free and convenient return of the box

    Touch to see image list

    James and the Snowman a standing up
    James and the Snowman Flying
    Father Christmas

    What our members say

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    Thank you so much for bringing this story to life! If I could kiss you, I really would, thank you so much for bringing this story to life, especially for a little man that is really starting to fully understand Christmas and the magic of it! Jai laughed so hard, really belly laugh, through some pages in this book (I’ve never heard him laugh that way before) he fell asleep wishing for snow, so maybe he could have a friend like the snowman. Jai really enjoyed this story, and has fallen asleep dreaming of this magical tale. Ellen
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