Thursday, December 6, 2018

"Christmas with Snowman Paul" - a bookwrap


by Yossi Lapid illustrated by Joanna Pasek

* Age Range: 3-
* Grade Level: K-2
* Series:  Snowman Paul ( Book 8 )
* Paperback: 40 pages
* Publisher: Yosef Lapid
* Pub. Date: Oct. 10, 2017
* Language: English 

Editorial Reviews

"A sweet, simple story of inclusion for....Christmas."
Kirkus Reviews 

"Christmas With Snowman Paul ....centers around the themes of family, friendship, inclusion, and helping others...Yossi Lapid has written a lighthearted, fun-filled story that kids are sure to treasure for years to come. 
Highly recommended."

Reviewed By Bruce Arrington for Readers'Favorite (five star review)

"Christmas with Snowman Paul... 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. Christmas with Snowman Paul is most highly recommended."

Reviewed By Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite (five star review).

"Christmas with Snowman definitely something any child will love."

Reviewed By Samantha Dewitt (Rivera) for Readers' Favorite (five star review).

From the Back Cover

"Lapid and illustrator Joanna Pasek have worked together to create some of the most imaginative and beautifully illustrated picture books I've come across." Reader's Favorite

Unwrapping some amazing illustrations for you to enjoy

Unwrapping the story

“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.    

Storywrap Rating - 5+++HUGS!!!!!

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