“We wish you a merry Christmas!” sing the bundled-up fox, penguin, rabbit, and other anthropomorphic creatures.
Four verses of the enduring carol are each set on a different double-page spread, all of which involve the little forest friends celebrating the season in one way or another. The board book features sliding panels that build upon the scenes, enabling the adorable critters to sled down a hill or to complete a snowman. The final sliding panel lets little readers guide Santa’s sleigh over the snowy town. The panels are sturdily reinforced, but even so some excited readers may find a way to tear them apart. The illustrations are composed with smiling, rounded faces and a warm color palette that is unsurprising in a Christmastime board book. A QR code for a free version of the song is supplied in the front cover.
A charming version of the classic song. (Board book. 1-3)