Merry Christmas, Merry Crow

Kathi Appelt, Author, Jon Goodell, Illustrator , illus. by Jon Goodell. Harcourt $16 (32p) ISBN 978-0-15-202651-6

Someone else's trash is a crow's Christmas treasure, as proven by one industrious bird with a surplus of holiday spirit. As a crow flits about the snowy city on what seems like an urgent scavenger hunt, no one knows his mission. That is, until passersby spot a special avian-friendly fir tree in the park—decked as only a fellow bird could do it. Toe-tapping rhyming verse tinged with gentle suspense teams with crisp oil paintings in which nature's inhabitants outshine the human onlookers. Ages 3-7. (Oct.)

Reviewed on: 09/26/2005
Release date: 10/01/2005
Paperback - 32 pages - 978-0-15-206083-1
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