cover image Pocket's Christmas Wish

Pocket's Christmas Wish

Ann Bonwill, illus. by Russell Julian, Barron's, $12.99 (32p) ISBN 978-0-7641-6352-4

In this poetic story, a young rabbit seeking the meaning of Christmas gets his answer when he follows a trail of children's footprints in the snow. Each stop along the way, including a peek inside the window of a human family's cozy cottage, reveals an aspect of the holiday—"the promise of something new" or "the comfort of home." By the time he hops back to his siblings, Pocket's heart is filled with the true gifts of the season. Wide-open landscapes, adrift in Christmas white, set a peaceful stage for Pocket's quest. Ages 3–7. (Oct.)