Ricky’s Christmas Tree

Guido van Genechten. Clavis, $16.95 (32p) ISBN 978-1-60537-106-1
Ricky the rabbit’s sixth outing is a Christmas story, and initially he is the only one in his family feeling the Christmas spirit. Ricky’s father protests every step of the way when his flop-eared son insists they head out into the cold to purchase a Christmas tree. But after a tumble down a hill on their way back home, Dad remembers how much fun winter, snow, and Christmas can be. Ricky’s enthusiasm is infectious in van Genechten’s bright, thickly painted scenes; kids and parents alike will likely see glimpses of their own lives in the sometimes stressful, sometimes tender holiday moments that unfold. Ages 3–5. (Sept.)
Reviewed on: 09/26/2011
Release date: 09/01/2011
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