For the Joy of Literacy!
Author: Claire Freedman
Illustrator: Gail Yerrill
This book is among my favorites for the Christmas season. If you want a secular book that is not about Santa (rare – I know), then this is the book for you!
Like: The illustrations are both cheerful and cozy, with glitter bedazzling the pages and the text formatted in scrapbook style. Written in rhyme, Claire Freedman answers the question of what the magic of Christmas is – capturing all the little delights of Christmas in descriptions that make you almost relive them, and the concluding message of love really hits home.
Dislike: The rhythm of the rhyme is thrown off in a couple of places, though these are minor glitches that do not overshadow the overall quality of the book.
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