Can You Say It, Too? Jingle! Jingle!
Illus. by Sebastian Braun. Candlewick/Nosy Crow, $8.99 (10p) ISBN 978-0-7636-8002-2
As Braun’s smiley, fuzzy-edged Santa makes his deliveries, children can lift large flaps to reveal what’s hiding behind them. Reader-directed questions drive the book forward: “Who’s that in the cave?” reads one, as Santa’s sleigh glides across a purple sky dotted with stars. The answer: “It’s a friendly polar bear! Growl! Growl!” Elsewhere, readers can find a “jolly bird” tucked behind a snowman-shaped flap, and the book concludes on Christmas morning as two siblings find the presents Santa left them. Think stocking stuffer, with noisy readalouds to follow. Up to age 3. (Oct.)
Reviewed on: 09/14/2015