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‘We need the literature of other countries to expand our
horizons and stimulate our ideas. Without it, we are not only
diminished, we are starved’
(The Times, Magnus Linklater 29/06/05)
Snowman and the Sun (The)
by Susan Taghdis
Age Range: Under_5
As the sun comes out and glistens on the snow the Snowman begins to wonder what will happen to him when he melts? Where will he go when the sun shines bright and hot? Will it be far away? And will he ever come back?
Narrated from the Snowman's viewpoint, this charming modern-day fable by Iranian author Susan Taghdis has a lovely poetic simplicity. It explores, in a gentle humorous way, how our attachment to people and things live on, though they change and sometimes disappear. The story also ensures there is a practical explanation of the physical process of what happens to snow when it melts.
The child-like artwork from Iranian illustrator Ali Mafakheri on a graph-paper background, are vibrant and colourful with lovely humorous touches, such as the bumble bee riding a bicycle, the mischievous cat in a variety of poses or the ice cream that appears on every page.
A perfect book to share and read aloud with plenty to engage a young child.