Merry Christmas, Merry Crow
Kathi Appelt, , illus. by Jon Goodell. . Harcourt, $16 (32pp) ISBN 978-0-15-202651-6
Someone else's trash is a crow's Christmas treasure, as proven by one industrious bird with a surplus of holiday spirit. As a crow flits about the snowy city on what seems like an urgent scavenger hunt, no one knows his mission. That is, until passersby spot a special avian-friendly fir tree in the park—decked as only a fellow bird could do it. Toe-tapping rhyming verse tinged with gentle suspense teams with crisp oil paintings in which nature's inhabitants outshine the human onlookers. Ages 3-7.
Reviewed on: 09/26/2005