CHRISTMAS WITH TEDDY BEAR by Jacqueline McQuade

CHRISTMAS WITH TEDDY BEAR

Age Range: 3 - 6
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 Christmas With Teddy Bear ($12.99; Oct. 1996; 32 pp.; 0-8037-2075- 0): Teddy Bear and his pet cat anticipate and then celebrate a very traditional (but quite secular) Christmas. McQuade doesn't tell a story, as much as string together a series of episodes (``Building a snowman,'' ``Writing to Santa,'' ``Decorating the tree'')--each described in two or three sentences--with which preschoolers will easily identify. The mesh of the canvas shows through the brushstrokes of McQuade's festivity-laden oil paintings, giving a textured effect similar to needlepoint. Starring a hero who is a close relation of Jane Hissey's Old Bear (1986), this is a small, affectionate book. (Picture book. 3-6)

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 1996
ISBN: 0-8037-2075-0
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Dial
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Oct. 1st, 1996