The Snowman magazine - a special limited edition for children - is being published in time for the festive season.

Redan Publishing is bringing together Raymond Briggs’ illustrations of the Snowman and Father Christmas to create a one-shot for children aged four to nine. On sale October 6, the 36-page publication comes with a covermounted Snowman pencil set.

In keeping with Redan’s Fun To Learn format, the magazine follows the guidelines of the National Curriculum’s ‘early learning goals’ and is perfect for providing parents with a well-earned rest or some quality time with their children over the Christmas break. The Snowman contains puzzles, activities and stories and a 16-page pullout workbook; cover price is £1.99; distribution is by Comag.