Starting week two in our Christmas picture book advent, let’s look at a short and lovely Golden Book. Taking the classic Christmas song of “Jingle Bells,” this little gem adds a story about a group of merry animals in their one-horse open sleigh who stumble upon the great Santa Claus himself stranded and in need of help on a cold Christmas Eve. A fun tale woven by Kathleen N. Daly and darling illustrations by the wonderful J. P. Miller, this is Jingle Bells a Little Golden Book from 1964.Continue reading “25 Days – Book 8: Jingle Bells”
For our 23rd book, let’s look at a quaint little Golden Book from 1977, The Animals’ Christmas Eve.Continue reading “25 Days – Book 23: The Animals’ Christmas Eve”
ABC is for Christmas is our 14th book for the Christmas Book Advent journey. This is a Golden Book classic from 1974, written by Jane Werner Watson and illustrated beautifully by Sally Augustiny.
Seemingly a simple ABC Christmas book at first glance, this book is so much more! The text rhymes, the pictures are joyous and celebratory, and the style of the 70s shines in all its vintage glory.Continue reading “25 Days – Book 14: ABC Is For Christmas”
This is a book I picked up at a used bookstore over the Labor Day weekend, Little Boy With A Big Horn, by Jack Bechdolt with pictures by Aurelius Battaglia. I had never seen it before, but the artist name caught my eye, not to mention his gorgeous illustrations. With a musical mayhem, people in lovely period dress, and an eventual saving-the-day moment, it has all the pieces for a fun and charming classic.Continue reading “Book Review: Little Boy With A Big Horn by Bechdolt & Battaglia”