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5 More Sleeps 'Til Christmas

By Carrie Kingsley, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 3+

Happy story, warm illustrations capture holiday excitement.

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The illustrations in this happy holiday book are amazing, capturing the facial expressions of delight, exhaustion, and anticipation with childlike wonder. The countdown of nights in 5 Sleeps 'Til Christmas is idyllic -- filled with hot chocolate, lists of gifts, a dog, and a warm, inviting home -- and the pacing and repetition makes this a great read-aloud book. For all its warmth and joy, there's a bit of a letdown at the end when the boy is quick to be done enjoying the moment and turns his thoughts to waiting for next year's Christmas morning. That aside, kids can relate to the buildup and excitement that comes with celebrating special holidays.

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