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  • 11/2016
  • 978-0997389920 B01M0OA880
  • 26 pages
  • $2.99
Paperback Details
  • 11/2016
  • 978-0997389920 B01M0OA880
  • 46 pages
  • $9.99
Yossi Lapid
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Snowman Paul at the Winter Olympics
Yossi Lapid, author
Snowman Paul dreams of becoming a Winter Olympics champion. When he persuades a skeptical Dan to join him on his Olympic quest, Dan is surprised by how well his snowman is doing in competition. But then Dan becomes suspicious. Snowman Paul knows everything about snow and ice, but is he competing fairly? Or is he perhaps, enjoying some unfair advantages? If so, what should they do about it? Written in rhyme, the Snowman Paul book series celebrates the magic of winter through the evolving friendship between a young boy and his mischievous snowman. Whimsical and humorous, the stories touch upon serious themes such as friendship, peer pressure, family relationships and values. Vivid and expressive illustrations complement the narrative and bring the stories alive.
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Editorial Reviews

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"Lapid's debut picture book puts a wintry spin on an eternal, favorite childhood dream: Olympic glory...The dynamic, full-spread illustrations of Paul's winter sporting events and the pacing of the story will grab and keep young children's attention...A celebration of winter...that will likely appeal to children who've dreamed...of a big, friendly snowman coming to life." - Kirkus Review

 

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5.0 out of 5 starsWhat happens when a Snowman wants to be an Olympic champion?

By Roberta L. Altman on October 30, 2016Format: Paperback

In volume two of his award winning picture book series titled Snowman Paul at the Winter Olympics, Yossi Lapid delivers on his promise of fun and adventure made in the first volume. In this humorous story, Snowman Paul is determined to become a Winter Olympic champion and he is willing to do anything in order to receive this honor. But Dan objects and the two friends are set on a collision course. Joanna Pasek’s beautiful illustrations vividly depict the ensuing drama which eventually finds an ethically satisfactory resolution. More than just a thoroughly entertaining winter story, this second volume offers a timely reminder not to succumb to the ever burning desire to win at any cost which is hurting sport competitions at all levels.

Roberta Altman, Professor of Education, Bank Street College of Education. New York, NY.

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5.0 out of 5 starsThis Children's Story takes the Gold on every Level of enjoyment!!

By Amazon Customer on November 8, 2016Format: Kindle Edition

Snowman Paul at the Winter Olympics (Volume 2)

Written by Yossi Lapid

Illustrated by Joanna Pasek

It's especially admirable the way that author Yossi Lapid thinks like a child when writing his charming children's books--a high compliment for his genre.

Young Dan realizes that he has the smartest snowman in the world. Paul can even read grownup newspapers! And that talent gets him in a bit of trouble. Worse, Dan is shocked to hear that Paul plans on entering the Olympic Games and going for the Gold no less. Typical of little boys, Dan assumes Paul, a grownup snowman, is way too old to win even a Silver Award and might hurt himself trying. This makes Paul laugh. Him, fall on snow? Never, not at all!

So off they go on a bus and Paul proves Dan wrong. A snowman on snow and ice is a beauty to behold as Paul outshines all the rest and goes for the gold. Now you might guess that Paul did win, but something nags at Dan----something not quite right. Wait until you read what was helping Paul and how he solves the problem the way a true champion might.

Once again author Yossi Lapid writes another story in the Paul the Snowman series which makes adults smile and young children laugh out loud. This story, like the others, teaches a life lesson and moral in the best way---through reading.

As usual, the illustrations are eye-catching and lovely and help to move the story forward. This book is a great choice for pre-schools, daycare centers, and kindergarten. It's also perfect as a read-to for toddlers, by expanding their learning and word skills. This age group particularly enjoys stories that rhyme. On having read one story in this series, you'll want to collect them all . . . and so will the kids.

This book was given to me as a gift with no obligation to review it.

Micki Peluso

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5.0 out of 5 starsA delightful story with a charming character that kids will enjoy

By Israel Drazin TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on November 1, 2016Format: Paperback

Yossi Lapid struck a goldmine with the Snowman Paul books. Children love snowmen and funny stories that are different than the usual stories they hear. Lapid succeeds in making up stories that do both. Snowman Paul is delightful.
The books are written in poetry. Dan says:
“I knew my Paul was very clever,
Perhaps the smartest snowman ever.”
In this story, snowman Paul decides to enter the winter Olympics with the goal to obtain the gold award. We watch and see how he does in each event in the snow. It is fun to watch. Yet, questions arise: Did something help snowman Paul? Did he cheat? Children will enjoy seeing what Paul does in response to these questions and learn from it.

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5.0 out of 5 starsFun-filled Adventure at the Olympics with Snowman Paul - the New Children's Book Character Everyone Will Love

By Robert McNamara on November 4, 2016Format: Kindle Edition

This wonderful book, SNOWMAN PAUL at the WINTER OLYMPICS, is the second in an exquisite series that relates the adventures of a snowman in a way that you've never before encountered. The first book introduced Snowman Paul and this book takes you on the first of many fun-filled adventures. Children of all ages will revel in these wonderfully written and beautifully illustrated tales. Looking for the perfect gift for the holidays or any other days? Buy this book. Buy the entire series. The children in your life will thank you and you'll never look at a snowman in the same way again.

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5.0 out of 5 starsPure Fun!

By Fats Yamaguchi on November 3, 2016Format: Paperback

If anything, Yossi Lapid's second Snowman Paul book is even more appealing than the first. Trust an old elementary school teacher--This book is perfect. It's bright, funny, colorful--with an underlying lesson about doing the right thing. This is a story young readers will read again and again--with a wit and intelligence that their parents will enjoy, too.

Highly recommended.

Moonbeam Awards Judges

"Adorable characters, with great illustrations that remind me of ones I loved when I was young."

"Clever, fun and wholesome. Good writing and good illustration."

Moonbeam Awards Judges

News
12/11/2016
Las Cruces Sun-News

The Las Cruces Sun-News will feature me in the Meet Your Neighbour section.

11/12/2016
Moonbeam Award Winner

Yossi Lapid's series titled Snowman Paul won the Silver Medal in the 2016 Moonbeam Awards competition in the Best Picture Book Series category.

Formats
Kindle Edition eBooks Details
  • 11/2016
  • 978-0997389920 B01M0OA880
  • 26 pages
  • $2.99
Paperback Details
  • 11/2016
  • 978-0997389920 B01M0OA880
  • 46 pages
  • $9.99

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