The spirit of Christmas is found within.
Christmas’ superficial definitions may be the cookies, presents, and festive trees, but this board book helps little readers grasp that the true meaning of Christmas is the celebration of the ties that bind us. There’s nothing warmer than snuggling with a little one and reading a story together, and the author explores this idea with text that declares “You are my most precious gift / My holly, jolly sugar plum,” making it clear that the most important part of the holiday is spending time with a loved one. Wan’s heavily outlined, rounded, and cuddly cartoon style blends well with the traditional Christmas imagery she evokes. The small board book is sturdily constructed and devoid of flaps or any other bells and whistles beyond a sparkly cover. The simple message is underlined by simple presentation, making this an ideal read for little ones just beginning to work their ways around a book.
A sweet and smart introduction to the Christmas holiday. (Board book. 1-2)