cover image Tiny Blessings for a Merry Christmas

Tiny Blessings for a Merry Christmas

Amy Parker, illus. by Sarah Walsh. Running Press Kids, $7.95 (10p) ISBN 978-0-7624-6095-3

This holiday-centric prayer highlights families spending quality time together before and during Christmas. “I thank you for the sparkly lights,/ for the fireplace all aglow,/ loved ones ’round the table,/ and dreams of glistening snow,” writes Parker as Walsh’s muted, collage-style artwork shows a boy with pale skin and curly hair helping his mother string up Christmas lights, a brown-skinned family sharing a meal, and a girl sleeping while Santa flies in the sky above; in the finale, an interracial family is shown opening gifts on Christmas morning. Short and sweet, Parker’s prayer could be easily memorized for families to incorporate into their own celebrations. Simultaneously available: Tiny Blessings for Mealtime. Up to age 3. (Sept.)