THE DAY AFTER CHRISTMAS by Alice Bach

THE DAY AFTER CHRISTMAS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

No more surprises, Daddy at work, cereal for breakfast, and Emily is not even allowed to wear her ""special"" new Indian dress with all the little mirrors on it: everything is dismally everyday, and Emily is in a funk. But gradually when Robin comes to play, Emily becomes interested in the new dollhouse (in which she keeps not dolls but a toy mouse), looking forward to taking it outside in the spring and concluding at last that ""Nothing was over except Christmas."" Readers will easily recognize Emily's post-holiday blues, though Alice Bach doesn't give the condition much more than one-day-a-year interest. And for that one day, Mary Chalmers' warm old-fashioned houses, for both dolls and people, do make it hard not to cheer up.

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 1975
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Harper & Row