Saturday, December 22, 2012

Just Right for Christmas review

Just Right for Christmas

In this celebration of the joy of giving, one snowy Christmas eve, a king buys some soft, red cloth to make the perfect Christmas gift for his daughter. Little does he know that the left-over cloth will be used to make presents for many more of the kingdom’s inhabitants, right down to the last teeny bit of cloth which is made into a scarf just right for a mouse. (goodreads summary)

One day, a King sees the most beautiful red bolt of fabric. He decides it would make a perfect cloak for the Princess and the remaining leftover pieces are placed outside the castle door. When the kitchen maid finds them, she knows she could make the perfect gift for someone special.  As each piece dwindles down in size, it is gently passed on and picked up by another. This is a very sweet book about sharing and giving that is perfect for the holiday season.  The illustrations are joyful and large while the text flows nicely for reading aloud. The warm and generous thoughts of each individual is evident in the storyline as they hand make the perfect gift for that someone special.  In the spirit of giving, this book will show its readers that a just right Christmas is one that comes from the heart. I think this is a "just right book" for ages 2-7.

Title:  Just Right for Christmas
Author: Birdie Black,  illustrated by Rosalind Beardshaw
Pub. Date: September 2012, Nosy Crow
Genre: picture book
Hardcover, 32 pgs.

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