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A Merry Little Christmas: Celebrate From A to Z

By Patricia Tauzer, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 3+

Christmas nostalgia shines in fun ABCs.

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A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS is a Christmas carol in itself, especially if you're a Mary Englebreit fan. As usual, her illustrations are warm, friendly, and somewhat nostalgic, while the rhyming text is lyrical, thoughtful, and a bit playful. From A to Z, pictures and verse draw the reader gently into a magical world of holiday celebration.

Coming back to visit these pages is Gregory Mouse and his friends from Englebreit's The Night Before Christmas. Whether topping the Christmas tree with an angel, tromping through the snow with gifts, writing letters to Santa, or sledding with his friends, these cuddly characters spread holiday cheer wherever they go. Kids will pick up on that energy, and they too will enjoy all the fun the forest creatures seem to share.

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