DIN DAN DON IT'S CHRISTMAS by Janina Domanska

DIN DAN DON IT'S CHRISTMAS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Using this unrhymed, fifteen-line translation of a very simple Polish song merely as a taking off point, Domanska combines folk art figures, stained glass colors, the scratchy marks of woodcuts and the shapes of folded cut paper to depict a parade of kings, shepherds, soldiers, girls carrying fanciful potted flowers, and a band of trumpeting, drumming, bagpiping fowl--all following the star to the manger, where they kneel in worship. Between two reverent stable scenes, though, the whole company is set to dancing about the page, and the first and last double page pictues are of cutout-like Christmas trees--which doesn't much fit Domanska's visual ""plot line"" but won't matter since her primary interest is obviously in display. As such, it's decorative.

Pub Date: Sept. 15th, 1975
Publisher: Greenwillow/Morrow