At this time of year our thoughts turn to our festive favourites and what we’ll be reading and watching. We all have our favourite characters but one thing we love to sit and watch together is The Snowman and The Snowman and The Snowdog. I grew up with the story of The Snowman and it’s still a firm favourite in our festive Book Advent. I was so happy to discover The Snowman and The Snowdog and enjoy it with my children.
Luckily we are not the only ones who love these characters and every year there are some lovely products for fans. Today we wanted to chare our The Snowman and The Snowdog gift guide – read to the end for your chance to win some lovely goodies!
The Snowman and The Snowdog Book and CD. The Snowman and the Snowdog is a new animation featuring Raymond Briggs’ magical character, the Snowman, which first aired on Christmas Eve, 2012. This book and CD edition of the wonderful new story is read by the lovely Benedict Cumberbatch.
The Snowman and The Snowdog have definitely captured everyone’s imagination as this year there were two hugely successful Snowdog Art Trails, which have seen packs of giant Snowdogs let loose in Brighton and Newcastle! Now you have the chance to paint your own with the lovely Paint your own Snowdog kit. My 6 year old decorated his as Kylo Ren from Star Wars The force Awakens – just what I would expect from my Star Wars crazy son!
I have a sweet tooth so was delighted to try the Thorntons Snowman white chocolate model. These beautiful chocolate models are the perfect special gift for little kids and big kids alike. Fans of white chocolate will be delighted with The Snowman model which is made of creamy, white chocolate.
There is also a Thorntons White Chocolate Snowman Advent Calendar to help you celebrate the run up the Christmas.
As well as eating chocolate I like to bake and last week made The Snowman and the Snowdog Chocolate Muffin kit and The Snowman and the Snowdog Gingerbread biscuit kit. Both kits came with everything necessary to bake muffins and cookies and were the perfect festive treat.
Younger children will love The Snowman and The Snowdog Snowglobe. Shake the globe and watch the snow swirl around Raymond Briggs’ much-loved Snowman. With the snowglobe you can add a touch of magic to your child’s nursery this Christmas
The Snowman and The Snowdog Wooden Dominoes. Inspired by the much-loved The Snowman and The Snowdog these beautiful Wooden Dominoes feature illustrations from the film. Take turns to match the colours and pictures together, the first player to place down all of their dominoes is the winner! The Snowman and Snowdog dominoes encourage thinking and problem solving skills as well as imagination and creative development.
Win a bundle of The Snowman and The Snowdog goodies
I have a lovely bundle of The Snowman and the Snowdog goodies to giveaway to one reader of the gingerbread house. These include The Snowman and the Snowdog Shape Sorter, The Snowman Book and CD and The Snowman and the Snowdog Gingerbread biscuit kit.
The Snowman and the Snowdog Shape Sorter: this beautiful wooden shape sorter box with four shaped holes and eight coloured wooden blocks is a fun way to encourage hand-eye co-ordination and shape and colour recognition.
The Snowman Book and CD: Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without Raymond Briggs’s classic story, The Snowman. This brand-new edition of the timeless tale features artwork from the original and beloved animated film in better, sharper, quality than ever before, and freshly written text.
For your chance to win this bundle of goodies please answer the question via the Rafflecopter widget and leave a comment on this post. There are a couple of ways to earn bonus entries too. The competition ends on 5th December and the winners’ name will appear on this post. Good luck! Find more competitions at the Prize Finder.
Don’t forget to pop over and visit Over 40 and Mum To One tomorrow as The Snowman and The Snowdog blog tour continues all week.
The Snowman and The Snowdog Book and CD, RRP: £7.99 available from Amazon
Paint your own Snowdog, RRP £25 from Wild in Art
Thorntons Snowman white chocolate model RRP £3.00, available from grocers and convenience stores
Thorntons White Chocolate Snowman Advent Calendar £4.50, available exclusively from Thorntons
The Snowman and the Snowdog Chocolate Muffin kit RRP £1.89, available from Morrisons
The Snowman and the Snowdog Gingerbread biscuit kit RRP £2.50, available from Sainsbury’s
The Snowman and The Snowdog Snowglobe RRP £22, available from The Brilliant Gift Shop
The Snowman and The Snowdog Wooden Dominoes, RRP £9.99 available from Amazon
The Snowman and the Snowdog Shape Sorter, RRP £15.00 available from JoJo Maman Bebe
The Snowman Book and CD, RRP: £7.99, available from Amazon