'A book for and about the world's family of children...'
See also: Bibliography
- The Snowman
This is a clever book, depicting the passage of time around the world
24hrs. Sailor Oliver Smith (S.O.S.) is stranded on the International
Date Line and thinking about his friends around the globe. When he's getting
what are they doing? When he's having his lunch, what are they up to?
Each double-page is comprised of eight panels - one for each of the eight
children and their families. At 9.00am in Chicago Tom is sledging, whilst
it's 6.00pm and Jomo's family are having dinner, etc, etc...
Raymond Briggs illustrates eight panels starring James in England as he
through his day. What's particularly interesting here is that 'James'
probably the self-same James from 'The
In two of the early panels we see James in his room with a Snowman lookalike
depicted on his bedside mug. Then later, at 9.00am GMT, James is
playing in the snow - with a familiar smiling Snowman behind him.
Hmm. Yep, that's our James I reckon. What do you think...?
The full list of contributors and countries:
Mitsumasa Anno (Dateline), Eric Carle(USA), Raymond Briggs (England),
Nicolai Ye Popov (USSR), Akiko Hayashi (Japan), Gian Calvi (Brazil), Leo
Diane Dillon (Kenya), Zhu Chengliang (China) and Ron Brooks (Australia).
Filmography - The
Filmography - Father