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Frosty is a Stupid Name

by (author) Troy Wilson

illustrated by Dean Griffiths

Orca Book Publishers
Initial publish date
Sep 2005
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Sep 2005
    List Price

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Out of print

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 0 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
  • Reading age: 4 to 8


Once Jenny settles on Bartholomew as the perfect name for her snowman and puts a hat on his head, he begins to dance around and the two are ushered into a world of make-believe. Jenny enjoys herself immensely until she begins to wonder about the nature of Bartholomewís imagination. Her musings bring the pair back to earth where Jenny sets out to give her snowman the best time a snowman has ever hadÖ while thereís still time.

About the authors


Troy Wilson est l'auteur du livre Les cancans du canard publié aux Éditions Scholastic. Il a également écrit plusieurs histoires pour enfants publiées dans les magazines chickaDEE, Chirp et Highlights for Children. Troy n'a pas tenu de kiosque de limonade quand il était jeune. Il affirme aussi qu'il n'a jamais rivalisé avec son petit frère, sauf quand ils jouaient à des jeux vidéo. Troy habite à Victoria, en Colombie-Britannique.


Troy Wilson was born in Port Alberni, British Columbia, and currently lives in Victoria. Though he is best known as the author of the beloved and best-selling picture book Perfect Man, he has also written numerous kids' stories for Chickadee, Chirp, and Highlights for Children. Troy has given well-received presentations at schools, libraries, bookstores, festivals, and conferences across Canada.

Troy Wilson's profile page

Dean Griffiths is a popular picture book artist with more than 25 titles to his name. His many awards include the Christie Harris Illustrated Children's Book Prize for Maggie Can't Wait and the Chocolate Lily Award for Ballerinas Don't Wear Glasses. Dean's 2012 title Lumpito and the Painter from Spain has been nominated for the SYRCA Shining Willow Award and was a Bank Street Best Book. His most recent book is When Emily Carr Met Woo. Dean lives in Duncan, British Columbia, with his daughter.

Dean Griffiths' profile page

Editorial Reviews

"Highly Recommended."

Hi Rise

"Dean Griffiths' illustrations are gorgeous."

"Readers will enjoyJenny and Bart's adventures - both the imagined and the real, and the end of the story is simple and lovely. This book is sure to be a hit both at storytime and at bedtime."

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"...refreshingly different as it is both imaginative and realistic."

"...will be enjoyed by pre-school and beginning readers and may tempt a few to get out and make a snowman of their own."

"Highly Recommended."

CM Magazine

"A wonderfully whimsical journey through a little girl's imagination."

BC Parent

"If you add just one winter book to your collection this season, I highly recommend this book for kids who wonder...WHAT IF?"

Young Adult Books Central

"Full-on fun that hits on all cylinders, this is a sweet (sometimes literally!) tale that will delight children with its whimsy."

Monday Magazine

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