cover image We’re Going on a Sleigh Ride

We’re Going on a Sleigh Ride

Martha Mumford, illus. by Cherie Zamazing, based on characters by Laura Hughes. Bloomsbury, $17.99 (24p) ISBN 978-1-5476-1122-5

Four long-eared bunnies clad in colorful knit sweaters, hats, and scarves help a white-presenting Santa make his global Christmas Eve deliveries as readers search for hidden gifts in this zippy lift-the-flap adventure, part of the Bunny Adventures series. Santa’s red sleigh, powered by a team of just four reindeer, soars through a starry night sky, winging along a wintry coastline and clipping a decorated Christmas tree in a town square. Along the way, Mumford keeps the energy high, employing a refrain—“We’re going on a sleigh ride./ HO! HO! HO!/”—in the rhyming text alongside plentiful onomatopoeia (“Honk! Honk!”). In one of Zamazing’s festive digital watercolor scenes, the bunnies bound across snowy rooftops as Santa’s lower half sticks out of a chimney. Ages 3–6. (Oct.)