Ever hopeful that it might snow, this is one of my all-time favourite stories. Although well known as a Christmas film, no tree or lights appear in the book nor do the boy and the Snowman fly to visit Father Christmas. I have used this book so often with classes over the years and they are often surprised by the differences between the two.
Each picture is excellent for inspiring writing and for developing sentence structures. They also offer plenty of opportunities for role play activities, art, PSHE work, science... Teachers know a good thing when they see it so this is a tried and tested text!
A real classic, this would be a great way to start the new year!