DD Christmas Treas

John Grisewood, Author, Jane Olliver, Author, Jenny Thorne, Illustrator Doubleday Books for Young Readers $16.95 (125p) ISBN 978-0-385-23409-2
While this is a fairly standard Christmas collection, it fails to ignite any spark or spirit of the season. At least a part of this can be attributed to the illustrations, some of which resemble still life paintings: a row of jars; pantry shelves, an empty chair in a living room. And almost all of the animalsa squirrel on a skinny evergreen branch, a kitten climbing a Christmas tree, a shaggy red dogare badly proportioned, with and have strange angles to them. The pictures for ""The Elves and the Shoemaker'' show a lifeless, dummylike man, cutting through thick leather with one hand, holding another piece close to a flame. It's unfortunate, because the various stories, poems, carols and explanation of traditions are interesting and have been thoughtfully chosen. (All ages
Reviewed on: 09/01/1986
Release date: 09/01/1986
Genre: Nonfiction
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