The Tale of the Naughty Snowmen
In a faraway land where it’s always winter. There lived two brothers snowmen. They were so naughty. They were always running away from their mother. And then one day the snowmen went out to play and didn’t say anything. And when they came back they found that their mom was not at home, they did not smell delicious pies, which were so tasty baked by their mom. The snowmen were very upset. They mourned and went to look for them. They walked along the path not knowing where they went. But suddenly Santa Claus came towards them.
-Hello, snowmen! – Santa Claus said hello. – And why are you so sad? After all, I’m a magician, maybe I can help? Maybe you want to ride on a sled?
The snowmen stood and thought for a moment forgot.
– Yes we want – they agreed.
– Then you’ll have a slide – said Santa Claus – he grazed a tree with his staff, and it became a slide. But they quickly got tired of it and got sad again.
– What’s wrong? You did not like the ride?
– No, I liked it – said the snowmen.
– Or maybe you want some ice cream?
– No – they answered.
– What then?
-We need a mother.
– Oh, that’s it. All right, I’ll help you.
A lady comes along and says:
-Are these the ones who disobeyed their mother? No! I don’t want those kids. The lady turns around and walks away.
-So here’s the thing. You’re naughty, that’s why Mommy left you!
The snowmen were sad again, they remembered their mother’s warm hands that she used to caress them when she put them to bed. They were ready to make amends, if only mom would come back. Santa Claus agreed. He waved his staff and Mom appeared in front of them. The snowmen hugged their mother tightly and promised to be good and obedient.
A Fairy Tale “How the Snowmen Were Looking for the Sun
On New Year’s Eve, the whole class went for a walk in the forest. They took a long walk in the woods, dressed up a Christmas tree and made two snowmen. When the students went home, the snowmen suddenly came to life, opened their eyes – it’s dark and overcast outside. The snowmen heard that the guys wanted the sun to come out. So they went to look for sunshine.
As the snowmen walked and walked, they met a squirrel. The little squirrel was sitting in the snow, crying, cold without sunshine. The snowmen told her they were going to look for sunshine. They took the little squirrel with them and went together.
They saw the little hare shivering under a bush from hunger and cold. The snowmen treated the rabbit with their noses and carrots and called him to look for the sun.
The snowmen met both the bear with a cropped leg and the grey hedgehog – no one had seen the sun for several days. Fortunately, a magpie flew by, heard that the snowmen were looking for the sun, and said: “Follow me!”
And the snowmen found the sun! It’s sleeping in its little house, covered with dark clouds, it doesn’t want to wake up. The snowmen and animals woke up the sun, washed and polished it. The sun came up in the sky, it shined. Animals were happy with the warmth! Everyone was very grateful to the snowmen for finding the sun. Only the snowmen began to melt.
Suddenly, a kind forest fairy appeared, waved her magic wand and the snowmen began to thaw. The fairy gave everyone New Year’s presents and wished them a Happy New Year!
“A Tale of Snowmen” by Vladimir Glukhikh
One clear winter day, when the cold air was warm in the sun and the thermometer outside showed +1, the bell rang at the school, announcing the beginning of the big break. The kids ran out into the school yard. The sun was warming like in spring, tenderly. The snow became sticky, and the children began to play snowballs. A snowball fight took place between the girls and the boys, and went with varying success. In the heat of the battle, one of the children shouted that let’s make snowmen, and at that time the school bell rang. All rushed to their classes, running to meet after class to make snowmen.
Classes were over, everyone rushed home, as they wanted to start making snowmen faster.
Having dropped their briefcases at home and had a quick lunch, the kids gathered in the yard. They decided to put the snowmen next to the snow hill, which had long been showing off at the playground. The boys made small snowballs and began to roll big snow balls. The balls were rolled in different sizes, two big, two medium and two small. They set the balls on top of each other in the form of pyramids, three balls in each. Big balls were on the bottom and were the bottom part of snowmen, where the legs were. Smaller balls were placed on top of the big ones, they were the middle part of the snowmen, where the hands were. At the very top they placed small balls from which the heads of the snowmen appeared. Girls made eyes for snowmen from coal taken near the boiler room, and drew their mouths. Someone ran home and brought carrots, which they pasted on the snowmen instead of the nose. At the dump they found an old bucket and a basin and put them on top of the snowmen’s heads. The snowman in the bucket was a man. The snowman with the pelvis on his head became a woman. Then the children, after looking at the snowmen, rolled four small snow balls and attached two balls to each snowman. The balls became the hands of the snowmen and looked like down mittens. The guys put a broom, which the janitor lent them, in one hand for the snowman and tied a scarf around his neck. The snowman woman had an old lady’s purse in her snowy hand and glass beads brought by the girls from home were put around her neck. Then the girls painted the snowman woman’s cheeks with red gouache, matched her lips with red, and painted blue buttons. We got a painted lady in a white coat with blue buttons. The lady was called the Snow Baba, and her friend, the Snowman, was left as the Snowman.
When the guys were making the Snowman and the Snow Baba, it was fun, everyone showed their imagination, and everyone was busy. They decided to marry the Snowman and the Snow Grandmother. The young ones were shy at first, then agreed to the wedding, as they liked each other! As a present for the young couple, they rolled many snow balls of the same size and made a gazebo of them in the form of a semi-circle. The gazebo was decorated with colored paints, it turned out very festive. The snowman and the Snow Woman stood in the arbor hand in hand and looked happy!
Evening approached quickly, it got darker outside and the guys went home. The Snowman and the Snow Woman met the night, which covered them with its black blanket, scattering thousands of stars in the sky. The yellow moon lay on its side and shone a dim, soft light on the snowmen. On white, fairy-tale horses harnessed to a crystal sleigh, Frost descended from the sky and with a magic wand wedded our bride and groom! Froze them hard and fast!
Snowmen are not people and a hard frost is only good for them, the more they were together. Snow Woman was taking care of the snowman, adjusted his scarf, so he would be warmer. The snowman protected his wife, Snow Baba, from a pack of stray dogs who were running around all night trying to bite Snow Baba. The Snowman dispersed all the stray dogs with a broom, like a bogatyr with a sword. The snowbirds, with their red breasts, sat on the snowman’s broom and admired his feat for a long time!
Gradually the night passed, and the dawn began to dawn, bringing with it the fog. The snowman and the Snow Woman disappeared in a milky haze of mist, and while no one saw them, they even managed to kiss once! The sun came up, the fog receded, and the children went outside and saw the snowmen covered with frost. The Snowman and the Snow Lady were happily holding hands, they were waiting for the children to play!
“A Tale of the Snowman”
Once – sometime in the winter forest an extremely incredible story happened … But I’ll start all in order. A lot, a lot of fluffy sparkling snow fell at the beginning of December. The children and their kindergarten teachers came to the forest on an excursion. Children admired the fabulous beauty of the forest, built snow castles, played snowballs, made a snowman…
When the ruddy and happy kids left, all of a sudden a strong wind blew, howling like a wounded animal, a bright, blinding light arose and … the Snow Queen appeared!
She approached the snowman, touched him with her icy hand and said: “I need a helper who will guard the forest all winter long and warn me of uninvited guests!” And the Queen disappeared as quickly as she had appeared.
And the snowman … blinked his eyes, twirled his nose like a carrot, began to stretch, squat … and threw himself into a dance!
Then he wanted to test his voice, so he called out loudly: “Who lives in this beautiful forest? Show yourselves!”
The forest dwellers, who had been watching the miracles all along, came out to him. They were squirrels, badgers, hares, foxes, and many others. They greeted the snowman and asked what his name was. “Just call me, Snowman, I’ll keep you safe!”
A feast was held in the forest clearing, and everyone sang, danced, and danced round dances. So the Snowman began to live in the forest.
One day, on what seemed to be a beautiful winter day, shots rang out through the forest. The trees rustled in alarm, and animals and birds began to hide quickly. The snowman at this time was repairing the bear’s den, which had been covered with snow… Another shot rang out, now somewhere nearby. The Snowman realized that it was hunters, the forest dwellers had told him about their invasions.
He could not inform the Snow Queen, as she had recently warned him that she had received a visa and was flying to Lapland for a few weeks.
What to do, how to save his friends? He had long wanted to show his courage, agility and do some heroic deed, but fate never gave him the chance, but now it seems he has it!
The snowman, without thinking much, grabbed a broom and rushed into battle… When the hunters saw the living snowman, moreover, showing techniques, like a ninja-turtle, they were petrified, and then they rushed away, who knows where, without a backward glance…
“Glory, glory to the Snowman, glory to our savior!” the animals shouted joyously. The Snowman modestly averted his eyes to the side and said that it was only his duty. But everyone knew about his brave, kind and sympathetic heart!
And the Snowman has such a beautiful heart, because he molded it sweet and kind kids!
A lot of snow fell overnight. In the morning, when the children went to kindergarten, they just did not recognize their street: it was all white – and the sidewalk, and the sidewalks, and the roofs of houses. And the air was clean, clear, and it smelled so good with the fresh, freshly fallen snow!
After breakfast, the children got dressed and together with their teacher, Mary Ivanovna, went out into the yard. There they began work: they put the snow on sleds with spades, took it to the middle of the yard and piled it into a big pile. The boys tried to put as much snow on the sled as they could, then one of them would pull the rope and the other one would push it from behind. The one who pulled was the horse, snorting and kicking, and the one who pushed was the carter. He shouted at the horse and even spurred it lightly with a twig. The horse did not take offense at that.
– Petya and I brought what a huge cart! – Kolya shouted, bringing the sledge to Maria Ivanovna.
– Well done! – she praised him.
The other children also kept up the work, and soon a large pile of snow began to grow in the middle of the yard.
Then they began to make the Santa Claus. First they made the body, then rolled a round lump of snow and put it on the body – the head appeared. Instead of eyes they put two charcoals, and instead of a nose they put a big, fat carrot. Marya Ivanovna made her hands out of the snow, gave a broom in one of them and used the other one to hold the snowman against her side. So he stood there with the broom in his hand. They put an old straw hat on his head.
This hat was familiar to the boys for a long time. Last summer at the dacha, Mary Ivanovna first wore it to pick mushrooms. Then one day there were a lot of mushrooms – there was no place to put them, and then Mary Ivanovna’s hat turned into a basket. Then it turned from a basket into a net and the boys used it to catch tadpoles and water beetles.
And now Mary Ivanovna took the hat out of the closet again, inserted a twig on the side instead of a feather and put it on the head of the snowman:
– Well, that’s it!
The children and Mary Ivanovna stepped aside to admire their work from afar.
And suddenly everyone froze: from a nearby tree right on the head of the snowman sprang a tit. The boys knew her well. It was constantly flying with sparrows in the yard near the house and pecking at bread crumbs. The children used them to feed the birds. This tit was very brave. It often sat on the window sill and even on the window sill. And now she was jumping on the hat of the snowman and several times she pecked at it. And then flew over to a long carrot nose and began to peck it!
– Mary Ivanovna, Mary Ivanovna!” – the children became alarmed. – She’s going to blow his nose off!
– No, lads, don’t be afraid! – Mary Ivanovna laughed. – And do you know what I have in mind? Let’s arrange so that our grandfather snowman feeds the birds.
– Come on, come on! – Everyone shouted, interrupting each other.
The tit got scared, flew up the tree, and sat down on a branch.
– Listen,” said Mary Ivanovna, “we’ll give the snowman a plank, not a broom, so that he can hold it in front of him like a tray. And on the board every morning we will drop different crumbs and grains. So our snowman will feed the birds.
– Oh, how nice! – The children were happy and even jumped for joy.
They quickly found a suitable plank and brought it to Marya Ivanovna.
Then she remade the hands of the snowman. Now he was holding the plank with them. Children poured bread crumbs and grains on it, and little Tanya even put a piece of sugar, which she left from the tea for the doll.
The treats were ready, and the children ran home to look out the window as the birds flew in to see Grandpa the Snowman.
But this day for some reason none of the winged guests wanted to try the treats of the children.
But the next morning the birds must have stopped being afraid. The first to fly up to the board was a perky tit, and after her a whole flock of sparrows gathered there.
The snowman grandfather treated the birds. He held a plank like a dish in outstretched hands and looked at sparrows and tit with black coal eyes, as if he wanted to say: “Eat, eat up, get more energy.
And the birds were very eager to peck at crumbs and grains.
A Bedtime Story About a Snowman “Savvy Friend”
Once upon a time there was a snowman. And his name was Snowman. He consisted of a snowball, a lump and a lump. He had a nice carrot as a nose, his eyes were replaced by silver buttons, and on his head he wore an ordinary bucket, because it was cold in winter without a hat. He had twigs instead of hands, but he handled them very deftly.
For breakfast, the snowman ate porridge made of snow, for lunch – lollipop soup, and for dinner – snow casserole and salad made of fresh icicles.
The snowman lived at the edge of the Fairy Forest and often admired its beauty. In the evenings, the forest looked thoughtfully at the golden stars and stood silent, creaking the trunks of slender firs. The green beauties, fearing the frost, hid their prickly paws in openwork snow muffs.
The snowman, Snowy, had a friend, a little rabbit Tattletale. He was small, white and very talkative. Coming to the snowman, he always quickly told a story. The last story was about summer and mosquitoes.
The snowman didn’t know what “summer” was, but he listened to his friend with interest. The bunny reported that mosquitoes in summer squeak very loudly, and he told them many times that he had long ears and heard very well, so there was no need to squeak so loudly.
As he told them, the hare laughed loudly, and the snowman said, out of politeness: “Hee-hee-hee-hee.”
Sometimes Typhoon the wolf came by to see Snowy. In a harsh voice, he asked if the carrot on the snowman’s nose was intact, and if hungry rabbits ate it. And he also inquired how long the frost would last, because he was fed up with it. The snowman could not predict the weather, but it seemed to the wolf that such a hardened snowman knows everything about the weather.
And then one day a story like this happened. Once again the wolf was supposed to come to the snowman. And it just so happened that the little rabbit Howlin’ came running to the Snowman just before he came.
The snowman was frightened, and the little rabbit Chatterbox chattered, as usual, without stopping.
– Shut up, you little chatterbox, hide immediately, now the wolf is coming here!
The little talker bunny’s stomach began to shake. Hide, but where? The snowman began to hastily think where to hide the little bunny. The little bunny offered various fantastic options:
– How about asking the sun to turn me into a sun bunny? Or maybe you, Snegusha, can throw me on a pine tree?
And then the snowman had a great idea!
He threw off the bucket from his head, in which he asked the little bunny to jump, and put it back on his head. The little bunny was as good as gone!
Typhoon the wolf came running in, congratulated the snowman on the New Year, stomped on it, grunted, and ran off to his children. The little bunny talker got out of the bucket and jumped to the ground.
– Hurrah for Snowman Snowman and his great bucket-hat! – The hare whispered shrilly. He was afraid to shout loudly, as the wolf might not have run far yet.
The snowman congratulated the little hare on the New Year and told him to hurry home, because it was getting dark and it was time for the little hare to go to bed.
Before going to bed, the little bunny looked at the starry sky and counted five golden stars. There were more stars, but the little bunny could only count to five. After that, he fell fast asleep.
“The Snowman’s Tale: Why It’s Dangerous to Be Naughty.”
The New Year was approaching. Frosty was really, really looking forward to it, because he loved the Christmas tree, the fun, the Christmas presents, and most of all, the Bengal lights. These bright sparkling lights beckoned the snowman with their mystery. Parents strictly forbade their son to light them on their own, because it is dangerous. So Frosty couldn’t wait to do it together.
Now all the preparations for the feast were over. There was a beautiful Christmas tree in the room, the aromas of delicious New Year dishes came from the kitchen, and Frosty put on his holiday costume. Mom and dad ran to hurry the guests – the neighbors-the snowmen were supposed to come to them to celebrate the New Year, and our Frosty was bored in the house by himself. He couldn’t wait to light the lights. Suddenly the idea occurred to him to do it without his parents’ supervision. After all, he was old enough. At first he cautiously lit one Bengal light. When he was sure nothing was wrong, he lit a second, third and fourth one. The happy snowman was so engrossed in this activity that he completely forgot about the safety rules. He thought it would be very interesting to light the whole pack at once. But the spark was so strong that the tree caught fire. The poor snowman didn’t know what to do, and he was afraid to call for help at first, and then it was too late. The fire ignited his toys, melted the house, and even Frosty himself began to melt. He was very frightened. “If only I could turn it all back! I would be the most obedient child in the world,” cried Frosty. At that moment, Santa Claus appeared.
– Frosty, Frosty, why are you so naughty? What have you done? – He shook his head.
– Santa Claus, I didn’t mean to, I won’t do it again. Please help me! I promise to be good and listen to my parents. – asked a frightened Frosty.
Santa Claus was very kind, so he helped the snowman. He tapped his staff and at that moment a strong wind with snow began to blow, the Christmas tree stopped burning, and the house became as it was before the fire. The snowman sat down to wait for his mom and dad and couldn’t believe his happiness. After that, he never played with dangerous objects again and always listened to his parents.
That’s how our New Year’s fairy tale about the snowman ended. Have you been obedient this year?
Fairy Tale “How Friends Saved the Snowman”.
New Year’s Eve. Vitya, Lena and Sveta were making a snowman in the yard. Lena attached a carrot, eyes and mouth, Vitya – hands and feet, and Lena – beautiful buttons. The snowman turned out great. “Just like alive!” – exclaimed Sveta. The kids had a lot of fun, because today is the New Year! And that means that they are waiting for gifts! They played a little and ran home to the holiday table. The snowman was left all alone in this big yard.
It got dark. Cheerful music and laughter came from all the houses, people were having fun in anticipation of the holiday, and the Snowman was completely sad. Suddenly he heard snowflakes whispering: “Look how cute and all alone. Let’s take him with us to the Christmas tree with the forest animals.” The snowman heard that, clapped his eyes, moved his hands and head, and … came to life! He asked the snowflakes, “Will it be fun there? Will I like it there?” “Of course you will! Hurry up, it’s New Year’s Eve soon!” – the cheerful snowflakes jingled. And the snowman set off for his new girlfriends in the woods.
The snowflakes flew ahead, showing the way, and the Snowman stomped along the path and couldn’t get enough of the winter forest. He had never been in a forest! He had no idea it could be so beautiful. Forest glades were like white fluffy carpets, dark green firs in snowy coats thoughtfully stood, sometimes shaking their branches, and it seemed to the Snowman that they greeted him. And then he nodded respectfully to them, too. The fragile aspen trees were so thin that even a small breeze could break them, and the slender beautiful birches, as if showing off their crystal attire, proudly lined the path. The snowman was walking through the woods and was already imagining how he would meet his new friends, how they would celebrate the New Year together.
Suddenly a strong wind blew in, a snowstorm began, the snowflakes whirled, and the snowman was carried somewhere…
The snowman woke up in a huge hall. The hall was so cold that even the Snowman felt chilly. Everything in the hall was made of ice: both the walls and the ceiling. On the walls hung huge ice paintings, depicting incomprehensible creatures. And on the ceiling hung a huge ice chandelier. In the center of the room stood a throne, on which sat a gray, gaunt, scary old woman. It was the treacherous sorceress Snowgirl. The snowman felt uncomfortable with her scratchy gaze.
– Why have you separated me from my friends? – The Snowman asked excitedly as he approached the throne.
– You are too impudent! Do you know who I am?” the old woman’s eyes darted around fearfully.
– I do not know and do not want to know! Now let me go to my friends, they are waiting for me to celebrate the New Year together. – The snowman himself had no idea he could be so brave.
– Friends! What friends? They forgot about you a long time ago, silly Snowman. You will stay forever in the icy castle of Snowwilde, entertaining me.
– Not a chance! I’d rather die than serve the evil Snowgirl! – answered the Snowman decisively.
– Ha-ha-ha! Then I’ll turn you into an ordinary snowdrift, and no one will ever find you! – Snowgewilde jumped up, whispered something, waved her hands, and the Snowman turned into a snowdrift. And Snezevilda laughed loudly, flapped her arms like wings, and flew out the window.
And at that time in the forest, when the wind died down, the snowflakes discovered that the Snowman was missing and realized that Snowgirl had kidnapped him. But we can’t leave our new friend in the lurch! But what to do? Fragile snowflakes can not cope with Snezevilda. One snowflake suggested: “Let’s ask the forest animals to help us find Snowgirl!” And they flew for help.
The snowflakes flew and flew, and found themselves on a large meadow, where a tall, slender Christmas tree decorated with toys stood. Hare, Fox and Bear, and the tits, sparrows and magpies were dancing merrily around the tree. Snowflakes rushed to them and vyingly began to tell about what happened. The forest animals knew that Snezegewilda is not to be trifled with, but they could not abandon their friend on New Year’s Eve, could they? “All together we will defeat this treacherous old woman and save the Snowman! Come on, friends!” – roared the Bear and was the first to walk resolutely down the path. “Together we are strong!” – confirmed the forest animals and also joined the Bear.
And the animals set out to rescue the Snowman from the captivity of Snowwilde. They walked a long way to the castle, through the blizzard and storm. Here the animals are already at the gates. Huge polar bears were standing guard. Then the brown bear came forward and said: “We must go to Snezevilde, she has our friend.” And the polar bears said: “We will not let you go to her, there was no such order.” Then the brown bear roared and stomped. And he became so menacing at that moment, that in fear the polar bears retreated and scattered in different directions. The animals kept walking.
Suddenly, the ice-birds flew over them. The forest animals were frightened, thinking that the evil ice-birds would trap them, but sparrows and tits were not confused, they flew in united flock and began to fight with the guards of Snowgerville. Ice-breakers could not withstand such an onslaught and crumbled into small pieces of ice. The forest animals went further.
Finally, they reached a large ice hall, where the throne of Snezevilda stood.
They looked around and saw no one: neither the Snowman, nor Snowgirl. And then the friends noticed a shapeless snowdrift. “Why is the snowdrift in the hall?” – the animals wondered. One of the snowflakes hovering over the snow noticed an unusual button. “Look, there’s a button in the snowdrift just like our Snowman’s!” – she barked. The animals ran up and began to look at the button, too. And then everyone realized that the snowdrift was the Snowman who had been bewitched by the Sorceress! “Friends, we were too late and couldn’t save our friend in time! And he so wanted to celebrate the New Year with us!” – Snowflake cried. The bear said: “No need to despair, friends! If we defeat Snowgirl, her charms will be broken, and then the Snowman will come to life.” “But how can we defeat her, she will immediately turn us into something,” said the Bunny, timidly, and looked at the snowdrift. Suddenly a magpie chirped: “My grandmother told me that Snowgirl can be defeated if you find her death, which she hides in an icy snowball. Only where is that icy snowball?” And then the Fox suggested: “Well, let’s look for it in this hall. This must be where Snowgirl hides it.”
Everyone ran around the huge hall and started looking for the snowball, but could not find anything. The bear, already desperate, leaned on Snezevilda’s throne, when suddenly it began to move away with a grinding sound. The bear jumped aside frightened. All the beasts ran up and saw a small hiding place in the floor beneath the throne. There lay an ice casket. The bear carefully took it out. The casket sparkled as if it had been made of silver. The bear opened it, and everyone saw an icy snowball inside.
What next? What to do with the snowball? “We should break it,” suggested the Fox. But it was not so easy, the snowball was like a stone. And then the Bear wrapped his huge, strong paws around the snowball and pressed with all his might. The snowball crumbled, and immediately a terrible storm began: everything rumbled, rattled and sparkled. The ice chandelier and pictures fell to the floor and were smashed to pieces. The beasts were greatly frightened, and, clasping their eyes shut with fear, huddled together. And everything around them howled and trembled.
Suddenly, just as suddenly, everything went quiet, and there was an extraordinary silence. “Friends! How good to see you! You have defeated the treacherous Snowwilde!” – Snowman’s cheerful voice brought everyone to their senses. The animals rushed to him, hugging their friend joyfully, and the Snowman thanked everyone for his miraculous rescue. “We have to hurry, friends, because it’s not long until the New Year,” exclaimed the Fox. “Yes, yes, our beautiful Christmas tree is probably already waiting,” reminded the Bunny.
And all the animals, happy and satisfied, went into the woods to their clearing to celebrate the holiday together. They joyfully marched along the snow-covered path. Their joyful voices and ringing laughter resounded far into the forest. And the Snowman was walking, smiling and thinking: “How nice that I have so many wonderful friends, who at a difficult moment did not leave me in trouble, were not afraid of the evil sorceress Snezevilda.
The snowman took a deep breath of fresh New Year’s air. He had never felt so good. It was the first New Year’s Eve in his life.
In the courtyard stood the Snowman, radiant with happiness. As it should be, with a bucket on his head, his eyes made of cones, and his carrot nose. What a smile he had! Wide, cheerful, made of rowan fruits. Hands made of twigs, and he wore mittens on them, so as not to freeze. And, of course, he was holding a broom.
One day a Christmas tree was carried past him into the house, and in the evening a multicolored light poured out of the windows. The lights in the window flashed, catching the Snowman’s attention. He was curious: “What’s flashing there?”
Putting a broom against the wall of the house, he looked out the window. But whether he did not calculate, or just slipped – began to fall. Waving his hands to steady himself, he inadvertently banged on the window. He hit a wood-burning fireplace by the wall and fell down. There was such a rumble, such a noise that everyone ran out into the street in fright. That’s where they found the Snowman, falling apart.
– Thank you! – he said when he was put back together. – I just wanted to see what lights were flashing.
– It’s a Christmas tree! – Everyone laughed merrily and invited him into the house to look at it and the lights that attracted him with their blinking. For joy the snowman even cried.
Every day now the children played with him, and then led a dance around him, singing:
One, a lump,
And another lump…
♪ The snowman stands ♪
♪ Look ♪
The bucket’s upside down, On top of his head.
# Carrot-top nose, louder eyes, louder eyes
And a full-mouth smile.
It’s our favorite winter
# He’s our favorite winter snowman
And in the evenings, when the children went to bed, the Snowman would stand in front of the window and admire the ornate Christmas tree all night long.
“Seryozha and the Snowman”
Sergei looked out the window and saw how nice it was outside: the winter sun was shining, and all around there was snow, which had been snowing all day yesterday.
– Grandma, can I go for a walk? – the boy asked.
– Of course you can. What a day! – replied his grandmother.
Sergei put on warm pants, a jacket, a hat, a scarf and mittens and went outside. The day, indeed, was wonderful! The snow was sticking to my hands, it was good to make snowballs from such snow. But there was nobody to play with. There were no kids on the street. Sergei remembered that Anechka was sick, Tolik had gone away to visit, and Anwar’s uncle was visiting.
What to do? It’s boring alone on the street. Even on such a nice day.
Then a grandmother came out of the porch. She was holding a bright orange carrot and grandpa’s old hat.
– Don’t be sad, the guys will be back, – she said. – In the meantime, make a snowman.
– What a good idea! Thank you, Grandma! – The boy was happy, and began to roll balls of snow.
Sergei made his hands out of twigs, made his eyes out of pebbles, stuck a carrot instead of a nose, and put a hat on his head. Wonderful snowman turned out, cheerful! The snowman is wonderful, but Sergei is still sad. He looked at the snowman and said:
– Well, I made you. And now what? You can’t play with you!
– How can you not play?! I love to play, – suddenly said the Snowman and nodded his round head.
Surprised, Sergei even jumped back.
– Are you… are you… are you alive? – the boy asked.
– Of course I’m alive, – smiled the Snowman. – So, what shall we play?
– What can I play?
– Oh, I can do lots of things, – waved his hand, – snowballs, roll down the hill, I can also sing winter songs.
– Then let’s go to the hill! – Sergei rejoiced.
How fun it was to roll down the mountain with the Snowman! Sergei on a sledge, and the Snowman on his own, he didn’t need anything to slide on a rolling surface. Then the boy and his new friend began to play snowballs. Sergei’s snowballs were, of course, better: round and strong. The Snowman could not make such good snowballs with his own hands from twigs, but he did not get upset, and only smiled and said:
– Oh, Sergei, look, you made such a hole in my side with your snowball!
– Don’t worry, Little Snowman, I’ll patch it up with snow,” the boy reassured him.
After they finished playing snowballs, the Snowman taught Sergei two new winter songs and told him a story about a little snowflake. The boy listened to him with his mouth open. Then Grandma came out of the house and called Sergei to lunch and rest.
– I have to go,” said the boy.
– Too bad,” said the Snowman, “what am I going to do here alone?
Sergei thought that, indeed, the Snowman would be very sad alone, without company, just as Sergei was bored without his friends. Suddenly an idea popped into his head:
– Wait, Snowman, don’t be sad! You won’t be alone,” the boy promised.
After these words, Sergei began to mold something out of the snow. The snowman was so curious about what the boy came up with. A few minutes later he saw a cute little snow dog in front of him.
– Meet, Snowman, this is Buddy, your new friend, – said Sergei.
– Woof! – The snow dog barked, and the Snowman laughed with joy. As he went home, Sergei promised that in the evening he would definitely go out to play with the Snowman and Buddy. And he was also reassured that now the Snowman would not be sad, he had his snow dog, a reliable and faithful friend.