cover image Christmas ABC

Christmas ABC

Illus. by Jannie Ho. Nosy Crow, $6.99 (26p) ISBN 978-1-5362-0249-6

This cheerful ABC book introduces familiar objects, characters, and feelings that many readers will associate with the season, from “kings” to “winter.” Art by Ho (Halloween ABC) features a variety of bright color combinations that add pinks and yellow to more traditional reds and greens. As the alphabet progresses, an “elf” in pointed shoes greets readers, a child serenely “ice skates,” and a festively clothed penguin and polar bear express “joy.” Both Mrs. Claus—holly-adorned—and Santa—waving from his sleigh—make appearances. Readers just learning the alphabet may enjoy drawing connections between items on the page and their own Christmas traditions. Ages up to 3. (Oct.)