If Animals Celebrated Christmas (Hardcover)
In the same vein as IF ANIMALS KISSED GOOD NIGHT, this new picture book from Ann Whitford Paul and David Walker explores how different members of the animal kingdom might spend the Christmas season.
If animals said Merry Christmas like we do . . .how would they say it? Tortoise would hiss a holiday wish. Crane would croon joyful carols, and Mama and Papa Buffalo would kiss beneath the mistletoe. Aross the animal kingdom, every creature would celebrate this magical season. If Animals Celebrated Christmas is sure to be a holiday favorite!
About the Author
ANN WHITFORD PAUL is the author of numerous books for children, including the best-selling If Animals Kissed Goodnight, illustrated by David Walker. She and Walker also collaborated on Little Monkey Says Good Night, a Bank Street Best Children’s Book of the Year, which Kirkus Reviews praised as “a perfect good-night read.” Ms. Paul lives in Los Angeles, California.
David Walker has illustrated many books for children, including Victoria Adler’s Baby, Come Away and Ann Whitford Paul’s Little Monkey Says Good Night and If Animals Kissed Good Night. He lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
“Beyond cute, without sliding into saccharine. . .The illustrations, with washes of color and starry skies, are done on a flat plane that brings the action close. The rhymes and action words throughout provide extra pep for this already-spirited tale.” —Booklist
A fast-paced adventure perfect for young fantasy readers who enjoy Magic Tree House and the Zoey and Sassafras series. Zax is not happy to be dropped off at Ma's house while his Mama goes to court. This snappy, white-haired lady turns out to be a witch and asks him for his help returning some baby dragons to the magical world before they cause trouble in Brooklyn. I can't wait to see what else Zax and this cast of characters will get into next! - Jessica