Frosty the Snowman®
Performed by Kenny Loggins
Illustrated by Wade Zahares
Music and lyrics by Steve Nelson and Jack Rollins
Hardcover with CD | 11 3/8 x 10 1/2 | 28 Pages | All-Color
November 2013 | Imagine
Age Range: 4 and up
ISBN 13: 978-1-62354-012-8
One of the most magical of all wintertime songs gets an enchanting interpretation—including a special recording by the incomparable Kenny Loggins—in this charming new picture book.
First recorded over sixty years ago, "Frosty the Snowman" became an instant holiday classic, winning children's hearts and inspiring both an animated film and a long-running television special. Singers such as Gene Autry (the first), the Ronettes, Willie Nelson, and even the Chipmunks have recorded this simple but joyful tale of a snowman—with a corncob pipe and a button nose—who comes to life when a magical top hat is put on his head. To everyone's delight, Frosty laughs, runs, and plays. And even though he melts away once the sun comes out, the song still ends happily, with Frosty waving good-bye and assuring his young friends not to cry because "I'll be back again some day."
Featuring spectacular art by Wade Zahares, whose Window Music was a New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year, and a CD, with the title song and two others from Kenny Loggins, this sparkling picture book will captivate young readers. It's the perfect gift for under the tree or in a stocking—and wonderful for parents and children to share on a chilly winter's night. Just pop in the CD, curl up under a blanket, look at the pictures with their bright, holiday colors, and the story will work its wonder
Singer-songwriter Kenny Loggins has sold over 25 million albums worldwide, twelve of which have gone platinum. He has won two Grammy® Awards for his singing and songwriting, and co-wrote the book The Unimaginable Life: Lessons Learned on the Path of Love. Over the last four decades, he has had such unforgettable hits as "This Is It, I'm Alright" (Caddyshack), Footloose", "Danger Zone" (Top Gun), "Conviction of the Heart", "Whenever I Call You Friend" (with Stevie Nicks), and "It's About Time". In addition to his string of successful recordings, both solo and as a member of the famed duo Loggins & Messina, Kenny became the first major rock star to dedicate himself to recording music for children and families. His album Return to Pooh Corner remains the best-selling children's album of the last twenty years. Kenny resides in Santa Barbara, California.
Wade Zahares creates art noted for its strong lines, bold colors, and dazzling perspective. In addition to his New York Times Best Illustrated Book, Window Music, Zahares has illustrated a number of critically acclaimed picture books. They include Delivery, which Booklist called a “visual delight”; Red Are the Apples (“. . . a feast for the eyes,”—Publishers Weekly), and Big, Bad, and a Little Bit Scary (“large, lush . . .”—School Library Journal). A graduate of the Maryland Institute, College of Art in Baltimore, Zahares does corporate commissions, producing large scale pastel paintings for such clients as McDonalds, Bank of America, HBO, Cinemax, and Sesame Street Magazine. His work is in the permanent collection of the DeCordova Museum in Lincoln, Massachusetts. Wade Zahares lives in Maine.