Why Rupert’s Snowman is a must read this Christmas!

Dec 21, 2023 by Alexa Bigwarfe, in News & updates

On a perfect winter day, Rupert has built the best snowman possible. The only problem? He can’t bear to leave his snowman all alone. Rupert will have to come up with a creative solution to save his new snow friend. Filled with delightful illustrations and written in a dyslexia friendly font, Rupert’s Snowman is a story any child can enjoy.

Age range: 3-5 years old

The Perfect Christmas Touch

Just as Christmas Eve arrives, so does the snow! Putting on hats and scarves, Rupert and Mummy head out into the snow. 

The pair make the most of the snow. From making snow angels to sledging down the hill, their snowy antics will help get your child (and you!) in the Christmas spirit. 

After some fun sledging, Rupert starts to build his snowman.

Alongside Mummy, Rupert begins rolling three balls, gathering the perfect twigs and finding stones for the snowman’s eyes and mouth. Frosty, Rupert’s snowman, is complete!

What better way to get into the holiday spirit than with Frosty?


Social Emotional Learning

Not only does Rupert’s Snowman have a super christmassy feel, but it is also perfect for helping your child to get in touch with their emotions!

When faced with the fact that he’ll have to leave Frosty all alone at Christmas, Rupert begins to cry. The empathy and message that no one should be alone at Christmas makes for the perfect Christmassy social emotional learning. 

Rupert is able to come up with a super cute solution which means no one is alone. (You’ll have to read the book to find out what this is!). 

Rupert’s Snowman demonstrates the skills of compassion and problem solving!


Gorgeous Images

Accompanying the cutest Christmas story are Grace Ward’s gorgeous illustrations. The illustrations bring the snowy scenes to life.  

The color pallet is perfect for a wintery story and accentuates the book’s December feel!

Each character bursts of originality and life!


A Heartwarming Ending

Now I won’t give too much away here, but the ending couldn’t be more perfect for Christmas if it tried. 

Rupert and his snowman get a pretty special Christmas visitor and round the night off with a cup of hot chocolate. 

That’s definitely how I want to end my Christmas Eve!