Christmas with Snowman Paul

Christmas with Snowman Paul

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Overview



Much to his sadness, Snowman Paul realizes that he won't be able to celebrate Christmas Eve with his best friend, Dan:



"You'll have your fancy meal inside...

You'll carol by the fireside...

You'll light your shiny Christmas tree...

You'll chat with everyone but me.



If that's called friendship, I don't know.

Perhaps I'd rather be plain snow!"



With Joanna Pasek's expressive illustrations, you actually feel Snowman Paul's sad emotions as you turn the pages. Fortunately, Dan is a good friend who really cares about his snowman and comes up with a creative solution to cheer him up. An inspirational and heartwarming story that will resonate with any child that has ever felt excluded.



Written in rhyme and stunningly illustrated by Joanna Pasek with full-page watercolor artwork, this charming tale will delight children of all ages. It is ideal for beginner readers and it is a great bedtime story. It is also a perfect gift for the holiday season.



Share it with your kids this holiday season!



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780999336106
Publisher: Yosef Lapid
Publication date: 10/14/2017
Series: Snowman Paul , #8
Pages: 42
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.11(d)
Age Range: 3 - 8 Years

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Christmas with Snowman Paul 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Storywraps More than 1 year ago
“No way!” snapped Paul. “Christmas is near, And I’m not in a mood to cheer… You’ll have your fancy meal inside… You’ll carol by the fireside… You’ll light your shiny Christmas tree… You’ll chat with everyone but me. If that’s called friendship, I don’t know. Perhaps I’d rather be plain snow!” Poor, sad, Snowman Paul laments to his best friend Dan that he is being left out of Christmas. He must stay outdoors in the freezing cold while Dan's family gathers indoors celebrating a joyous Christmas with food, games and having great fellowship together. Dan's tender heart breaks for his friend and he vows to find a solution and include Paul in the family Christmas festivities. He first must go and share the dilemma with his family and stratigize just how this can be accomplished. After problem-solving together the family comes up with the perfect plan to include their favourite Snowman Paul. This heartwarming rhyming tale is about loyalty, friendship, inclusion and love... the true meaning of the holiday season. The water-colour illustrations are beautiful, full of emotion and heart. The overall message of goodness and kindness will resonate with both the young and old alike long after the story has been read. This charming story is a wonderful addition to your Christmas book collection and will be a classic that you will read year after year. I highly recommend this book and the entire Snowman Paul series.
Literary_Titan More than 1 year ago
All Paul wants is to enjoy Christmas with his friend. He watches from the window as his friend eats and plays and sings with his family all winter long. Paul is a snowman, so he can’t go inside, or he will melt. This doesn’t stop him from longing for the companionship of others though. Paul’s friend takes his unhappiness seriously and with the help of his family, they work to come up with a plan to help Paul out. Yossi Lapid has written an endearing children’s book and Joanna Pasek’s illustrations bring the story to life in a way that will capture the hearts of kids young and old. Christmas with Snowman Paul takes the idea of a snowman coming to life and gives it a different twist from the traditional stories we are used to. While Paul he can play with the kids and family outside in the day, it is not enough for him. He feels lonely and left out. Paul’s friend acts right away to do something to make him feel included. This is a great lesson for kids of all ages. It teaches about people being different, having different needs, and being compassionate. Such a simple story with many great life lessons on how to be a good person. This would be a great book to kick off the winter season, while it focuses on Christmas it is a good book that could apply to any of the winter holidays.
ReadersFavorite2 More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Bruce Arrington for Readers' Favorite Christmas With Snowman Paul, written by Yossi Lapid, is an illustrated Christmas story for kids. It centers around the themes of family, friendship, inclusion, and helping others, just to name a few. Snowman Paul feels left out of the family festivities and the boy goes to work trying to make things right. Do you remember the TV cartoon “Frosty the Snowman” while you were growing up? This book takes me back to those days, with all the fun and winsomeness of a young family eager to celebrate the Christmas holiday. However, in this case the snowman doesn’t melt so there’s no cause for tears. The fantasy is the living snowman, of course, but also the readiness of all family members (Dad and Mom included) to join in. This works well for young readers, and shows that the family as a whole comes together to support and include others in their family time. I appreciated the theme of Christmas united with giving and loving others, and the author did not use preachy messages that often work to undermine the true intention of the story. Watercolors are masterfully used in Christmas With Snowman Paul, and will be sure to draw in the reader with all of its details and bright colors. This type of artwork with its soft tones is the perfect match for the seasonal story. Yossi Lapid has written a lighthearted, fun-filled story that kids are sure to treasure for years to come. Highly recommended.
ReadersFavorite1 More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Samantha Dewitt (Rivera) for Readers' Favorite Christmas is coming and Snowman Paul is sad because he knows that he’s going to be alone for the holiday. It’s not going to be fun for him like it is for Dan and the rest of his family. After all, he can’t spend the day with them. But Dan and his family have a few surprises in store because they don’t want Snowman Paul to be by himself on such a special day. Will they be able to spend their Christmas the way Dan and his family have been planning? Or will he have to stay out in the cold, watching all the fun from the outside? With a little creativity, Christmas With Snowman Paul can definitely be the best yet. This is a lovely story all about inclusion and a little creativity to make the holiday (or anything else) work for everyone. The characters are sweet, funny and imaginative. Not only that, but it’s full of super cute and fun drawings that will help your child stay interested. The size of the words and the reading level make this great for smaller children to listen to and follow along with, and even for those who are just starting to read on their own. So parents will like this book for the holiday season. Use it as a lesson for your little one or just something fun to read during the day or before bed, and they’ll be enjoying reading just as much as you do. Christmas with Snowman Paul by Yossi Lapid is definitely something any child will love.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite Christmas with Snowman Paul is a children’s holiday-themed picture book written by Yossi Lapid and illustrated by Joanna Pasek. Everyone is excited about Christmas! The weather outside is perfect for a white Christmas, and people are busy wrapping presents, decorating their Christmas trees and preparing cookies, cakes and other Christmas treats. Snowman Paul is feeling left out of things, however; he is feeling very sad about what Christmas will mean for him. While Dan and his family will be snug and comfy at home around the fire, singing carols and enjoying the warmth of Christmas, Snowman Paul will be out in the cold -- alone. Paul doesn’t think that it’s fair that he should be left out of the festivities just because he’s a snowman. When Dan asks Paul why he’s so glum, Paul explains how he feels. Dan can certainly see Paul’s point, and he agrees that it isn’t fair, but maybe he can figure out a way to make Snowman Paul’s Christmas just as special as his. I’m always on the lookout for another book in Yossi Lapid’s brilliant Snowman Paul series, and was thrilled to discover Christmas with Snowman Paul. Like Dan, it was pretty awful seeing Snowman Paul outside and gazing forlornly into Dan’s house as the Christmas festivities take place. It’s an especially poignant moment when Snowman Paul wonders if he’d “rather be plain snow” than feel this badly. Lapid’s story highlights the importance of the inclusion of others in holidays and other celebrations, and the solution Dan and his family come up with is heartwarming and humorous all at once. Joanna Pasek’s illustrations are inspired. Her use of blues and grays conjures up a startlingly realistic winter wonderland complete with snowdrifts, starry skies, and the snowman who has captured the hearts and imaginations of so many children and adults. And while seeing Snowman Paul being so sad will cause concern and consternation among his fans, I’m sure everyone will love the solution Dan and his family come up with as much as I did. Christmas with Snowman Paul is most highly recommended.