Snowmen (Hardcover)

Creatures, Crafts, and Other Winter Projects

By Leslie Jonath, Frankie Frankeny (Photographs by), Peter Cole

Chronicle Books, 9780811825542, 80pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 1999

List Price: 14.95*
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Martha Stewart meets Play with Your Food in this nostalgic and playful book about everyone's favorite winter pastime. Illustrated throughout with four-color photographs, Snowmen offers inspiration and easy-to-follow instructions for constructing fantastic winter wonderlands. Using food and other simple props found in every home, anyone can build these delightful snow charactersfrom classics like Frosty and Santa to clever originals like Snowby Dick the Great White Whale and Jackie SnOw (with kerchief and dark glasses). Carve an Arctic Hearth from a snowbank or build a Winter Palace fit for a Snow Queen. A section on "no-snow" men will inspire the snow-deprived with recipes for Marshmallow Snowmen, Macaroon Men, and beautiful Keepsake Cards to commemorate your cool constructions. Spiral bound with laminated pages that make it perfect for use in the field, Snowmen delivers plenty of fun ways to enjoy winter's glitter.

About the Author

Leslie Jonath is an editor and writer living in San Francisco. She is the author of Postmark Paris.

Peter Cole is a San Francisco- based sculptor and teacher. He has written a handbook on soap-box derby construction, and he used to drive a school bus.

Frankie Frankeny is a San Francisco-based photographer whose work has illustrated many books, including Wookiee Cookies (0-8118-2184-6) and The Christmas Cookie Book (0-8118-3095-0).