THE TUB PEOPLE'S CHRISTMAS by Pam Conrad

THE TUB PEOPLE'S CHRISTMAS

Age Range: 4 - 6
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KIRKUS REVIEW

Fans of The Tub People (1989) will welcome their return for a third gnomic drama. Arrayed before the fireplace, the extended wooden family is scattered when Someone comes down the chimney, bringing gifts and a small evergreen. Gathered up and placed in a deep pocket, the tiny figurines grow more and more anxious as they are removed one by one, to be reunited in the end as ornaments hung on a magnificent Christmas tree. Wrapping the tale with pleasant-looking angels, Egielski brings readers to a toy’s-eye-view with skillful close-ups, then pulls back for full-page portraits of Santa and the entire tree; as ever, the Tub People’s abbreviated gestures and subtle changes of expression are wonderfully affecting. An intimate alternative for those too young (or disinclined) to board The Polar Express. (Picture book. 4-6)

Pub Date: Oct. 31st, 1999
ISBN: 0-06-026028-9
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: HarperCollins
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Oct. 1st, 1999




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