Tuesday, December 13, 2016

CHRISTMAS BOARD BOOKS Reviews


ABOUT THE BOOK

Pip the gnome gets help decorating the Christmas tree from his friends robin, rabbit and mouse. Discover the beautiful, natural things they bring: a red apple, soft woollen thread, golden straw and a bright, shiney rosehip. Colourful illustrations and simple words introduce very young children to the joy of preparing for Christmas. Soft, wintery colours illuminate the day from morning to dusk, ending with the candle-lit tree. Perfect for bedtime during Advent, the story ends as we say 'Happy Christmas Pip'.

REVIEW

This short board book provides a sweet way to introduce the concept of tree decorating to little ones.  Pip and each of his friends contribute something from his/her home to add to the tree. This is a sweet story of friendship and sharing as each friend adds to the tree.  The soft pastels create a gentleness that makes it work well for the youngest listeners.  With slightly older listeners it might be fun to discuss what he/she would like to add to the tree. 


ABOUT THE BOOK


A merry Christmas twist on the favorite nursery rhyme “The Itsy Bitsy Spider”!

The itsy bitsy reindeer worked up in Santa’s shop,
helping the elves to do their Christmas job.
Building the toys and singing songs of joy,
as they wrapped all of the presents for every girl and boy.


The itsy bitsy reindeer spreads holiday cheer as he helps Santa’s Workshop get ready for Christmas. Little ones will love this fresh holiday spin on the classic nursery rhyme, “The Itsy Bitsy Spider”!


REVIEW

The adorable illustrations are the real winner in this sweet board book.  The itsy bitsy reindeer helps the elves get everything ready for Santa to deliver to good little girls and boys.  This book makes for a sweet little read for the youngest listeners. The bright colors and highlighted words make this book great for sharing.  The little reindeer helps paint toys, pull carts of toys, and wrap presents, all in preparation for 'the best night of the year.' 


ABOUT THE BOOK


From bestselling author Angela DiTerlizzi comes a lighthearted and sweet Christmas board book perfect for little elves and Santa fans everywhere!

I’m seeking a Santa
And everyone knows…
Your eyes must be bright
With red cheeks and red nose
Should have a fur hat
Wear a warm, woolen suit
Bring a big bag

For all of the loot

The search for Santa is on at the North Pole as elves, reindeer, and more share their Christmas spirit before finding the perfect St. Nick.


REVIEW

Seeking a Santa describes what qualities Santa needs to have in order to get the job.  Naturally this includes things such as red cheeks and nosy, fur hat, cozy suit, a love for snow and the North Pole, and an ability to tell naughty from nice.  The bright, colorful illustrations are bound to attract the gaze of a young listener with lots of cute elves and other characters to be talked about.  This book makes for a cute introduction to the idea of Santa Claus, who he is and what he does.

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