A Lot or a Little?
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this book is all about the illustrations, which are true to the Mary Englebreit tradition of bright colors; vivid, warm-fuzzy textures; and recognizably sweet characters.
Is It Any Good?
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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