Puppy’s First Christmas

Steve Smallman, illus. by Alison Edgson. Good Books, $16.99 (26p) ISBN 978-1-56148-767-7
A bright-eyed puppy is baffled when his human owners decorate a tree and nail their stockings to the wall. Luckily, the family’s pet cat is happy to fill him in: “ ‘Don’t worry, little Pup,’ said Cat,/ ‘this Christmas thing is fun./ And later, Santa Claus will come/ with gifts for everyone!’ ” Nearly every surface in Edgson’s paintings appears to be soft and cozy (the family’s Christmas tree looks as pillowy as the animals’ fur), and some of them actually are: red-and-white flocking on the cover and inside pages makes every Santa suit and hat soft to the touch. A sugar-sweet story of learning the Christmas ropes. Ages 3–7. (Oct.)
Reviewed on: 09/10/2012
Release date: 09/01/2012
Genre: Children's
Paperback - 32 pages - 978-1-84895-478-6
Hardcover - 978-1-84869-240-4
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