It’s winter, and Mouse is snuggled under the covers in her tiny, cozy home. Then — CRACK! — a fallen tree branch ruins her house, and Mouse must find another place to live. With courage, determination, and a lot of resourcefulness, Mouse — with help from a cheery bearded man in a red suit — finds not only another house but also a place she can truly call home.
Katy Bratun’s warm text and bright illustrations are sure to delight readers young and old.
Rhonda Massingham Hart
Making Gingerbread Houses: Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin A-154
Since 1973, Storey’s Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.
The Gingerbread Doll by Susan Tews
This is a warm and engaging Christmas story set during the Great Depression. Rebecca is nine years old when her large, close-knit family moves into a tarpaper farm house in Wisconsin. Because times are hard, she does not find the porcelain doll she had hoped for under the Christmas tree. Instead, her mother surprises her with a thick gingerbread doll named Button Marie, which she loves in a way you could never love anything from a store.’ . . . These paintings (which are reminiscent of the work of Andrew Wyeth) convey a strong sense of the affection that pervades the family over the generations. The emphasis on such familiar things as family storytelling and rituals makes this a slice of Americana that the picture book crowd can savor.”ALA Booklist
Lloyd’s sharply observed realistic watercolorsin a palette somewhat grayed as if to recall old b&w photosbeautifully reflect this well-told story’s warmth and focus on essential values.”Kirkus Reviews
Grumpy Badger’s Christmas
Christmas is coming and everyone is so excited – except for Grumpy Badger. Piffle he shouts. I am going to sleep until spring, and if anyone wakes me up I shall be VERY grumpy. But then Grumpy Badger has three visitors… and there is a great crisis. Will he learn the error of his ways before it’s too late?
Kindergarten-Grade 2–All of the forest animals are enthusiastically preparing for Christmas–except for Grumpy Badger, who is, of course, too sensible to enjoy such nonsense. After all, everyone knows that winter is a time for sleeping, which is exactly what he plans to do if everyone will stop knocking on his door and bothering him. Children will delight in Grumpy Badger’s eventual discovery of the joys of the season. There are plenty of fun sound effects and Scrooge-influenced outbursts (&Bah! Piffle!). Chapman’s cheery acrylic paintings are perfectly suited to the text, providing adorably expressive creatures in a wintry yet cozy timberland.– Linda Israelson, Los Angeles Public Library END –
Cookie Monster’s Christmas Coloring and Activity Book
Lots of colouring fun and activities for the younger kids. Happy Christmas!
Sesame Street Christmas themed 48×2-sided pages coloring & activity book.
Recommended Age Range: Ages 3 and Up