cover image Bob: And 6 More Christmas Stories

Bob: And 6 More Christmas Stories

Sandra Boynton. Little Simon, $8.99 (18pp) ISBN 978-0-689-82568-2

'Tis the season to be silly, particularly when Boynton's at the helm. A tiny reindeer named Bob kicks off this set of seven merry poems (and, in fact, sneaks into the other six). The verse is cheery (""The turkey is loud. The donkey is, too./ The rooster joins in, so why shouldn't you?""), the presentation crisp, and the board book packs an added bonus: as in Snoozers, a tabbed index allows little fingers to select a favorite tale in a trice. But it's Boynton's signature cartoons, in her expert balance of tender and goofy, that will draw the crowds. All ages. (Oct.)