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The History of the Snowman Hardcover – October 30, 2007
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- Publisher : Gallery Books; 1st edition (October 30, 2007)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 177 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1416940669
- ISBN-13 : 978-1416940661
- Item Weight : 14.5 ounces
- Dimensions : 6 x 0.8 x 8.75 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,466,016 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Right away you realize the author's a pretty quirky guy and this is a pretty quirky book. While the History of the Snowman doesn't hold together as well as it should as a narrative story, the various chapters can be seen as almost separate essays (some are quite humorous), so you can dive in and out of the book and come back to different parts whenever you want.
Eckstein, who's an illustrator, has clearly taken great care in assembling a very impressive collection photos, drawings, cartoons, and old ads that all relate to--you guessed it--the snowman. In that sense, it's a small-format coffee-table book and I think some people will choose to peruse it rather read ever word. Either way, it's a book that puts a smile on your face and makes you thankful for man's unhealthy obsessions.