An Old-Fashioned Country Christmas

Susan Wheeler, Author, Susan Wheeler Decatur, Author Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing $6.95 (0p) ISBN 978-0-02-792740-5
The merriest of Christmases is celebrated by a family of chipmunks and their rabbit relatives in 12 cozy scenes depicting a past of simpler pleasures. Beginning with a triumphant trip home with the tree, dinner preparations and an old-fashioned skate at the ice rink, winding down with the opening of packages and a trip to church and finally ending with a firelight read-aloud session on Christmas night, the frames are part of a fold-out frieze. After a few careful looks, 10 of the frames can be punched out and sent as postcards, while the border can be used as a fold-out display of family photographs. Although the book is termed a novelty, it works as a story as well, and readers will be torn between the fun of mailing their own cards, and the desire to keep this small, homey treasure for themselves. (All ages
Reviewed on: 09/29/1986
Release date: 10/01/1986
Genre: Nonfiction
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