Thursday, October 18, 2018

Halloween with Snowman Paul - a bookwrap

Hi!  I'm Snowman Paul and Halloween is fast approaching.  Come and get spooked with me and my BFF  Dan.  It's witchery at its best!


"Halloween with Snowman Paul" 

Authored by Yossi Lapid

Illustrated by Joanna Pasek

* Age Range:  3-8

* Grade Level:  K-2

* Series: Snowman Paul (Book 6)

* Publisher:  Yosef Lapid:  (July 31, 2017)
* Paperbck: 38 page

* Language: English

Winner of ...

Praise for "Halloween with Snowman Paul"

πŸ’œ "Entertaining, well-structured, and beautifully illustrated--a winner." Kirkus Reviews

πŸ’œ "This beautifully illustrated book offers a timeless message on sharing joy with friends." Foreword Clarion Review

πŸ’œ Halloween with Snowman Paul by Yossi Lapid is an exciting picture book...that features great characters that children will love to follow." San Francisco Book Review 

Unwrapping some delightful illustrations for you to enjoy

About the book

First let me say that the rhyming in this book is perfect and the watercolour illustrations are truly beautiful.  Snowman Paul and his friend Dan are going to immerse you in a fun Halloween adventure that includes, aliens, dragons, a red-headed witch and a very mean ghost.  They invite you to join them in a spooky game and song and encourage you to huddle with them in case something goes wrong.  

There are warning signs posted as you enter into the story that build up excitement and suspense as you strive to reach the party's destination.  The venue is a big old tree house positioned high atop a tree having a backdrop of a black night sky and a full moon. The Halloween night is shrouded in an eery ambiance of caution. Oh my ...  dare you attempt to proceed? 

Luckily the author balances the spookiness of the night with adorable characters and humour so little ones can join right in the fun and not be frightened.  Kids will love this holiday-themed book and it is spot on for beginner readers to enjoy.  I highly recommend this book and all the books in the "Snowman Paul" series.

Storywraps Rating - 5 +++ HUGS!!!!! 

Meet the author

From the Author:

  Children will fall in love with Snowman Paul! He is energetic and playful, he has big dreams and he is not afraid to be different. 

Yossi Lapid was born in a small town in Romania where toy stores were absent, but snowmen were abundant. The bright white carpet that covered the ground after the first snow-fall always appeared to him like the blank opening page in a magical book still waiting to be written. In his imagination, the imprints of his small feet would become the first words of many fantastic winter adventures. So, it was inevitable perhaps that he would one day write a children's book about a snowman called Paul. However, it was not inevitable that he would write in rhymes, so he wonders what happened, sometimes...

As a first-time author, Lapid's multi-volume series titled Snowman Paul won the silver medal in the 2016 Moonbeam Award competition in the best picture book series category. Subsequent volumes in 2017 have won Mom's Choice and Reader's Favorite gold medals. Lapid was previously a college professor with a Ph.D. from Colombia University. He has three children and lives with his wife Susan and a little dog named Sasha in New Mexico. For more information go to: 

About the illustrator

I'm a freelance illustrator from Poland. My work is based on traditional techniques; watercolor, crayons, ink. My passion is drawing for children. My childhood was all about crayons and books, then I was doing other things for a time – studying, working for a publishing house, taking care of my sons… and then my boys grew up and I discovered I had some free time again. So I returned to crayons and paints. This second beginning happened when I was nearly 40, but there was no particular event to trigger it.

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