cover image Frosty the Snowman

Frosty the Snowman

Steve Nelson and Jack Rollins, illus. by Wade Zahares. Charlesbridge/Imagine!/Yarrow, $17.95 ISBN 978-1-62354-012-8

“Thumpety thump thump,/ Thumpety thump thump,” readers watch the famous snowman come to life and glide over snow-covered hills and through a busy town square in Zahares’s smudgy, folk art–flavored artwork. Children joyfully outfit their frozen friend with the requisite button nose, corncob pipe and magic hat, in scenes whose icy blue snowscapes are punctuated with bright reds, yellows, and greens before Frosty takes his tear-filled leave into a glowing orange sunset. An accompanying CD features musician Kenny Loggins performing the title track as well as two original, non-holiday songs. Ages 4–up. (Nov.)