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)