Christmas with Teddy Bears

Jacqueline McQuade, Author Dial Books $12.99 (32p) ISBN 978-0-8037-2075-6

Teddy is one busy bear--and he's organized. In the days leading up to Christmas, he's got a sizable list of things to do, from looking in Christmas windows to writing to Santa to hanging his stocking; he's aided in his endeavors by his cat. In this picture book debut, McQuade's teddy bear family is a cuddly threesome rendered in forceful, slightly fuzzy oil portraits. And on each page of text, large bold type announces a fun item on Teddy's agenda, encouraging young readers to recognize their own holiday traditions. Ages 3-7. (Oct.)