Strum and Drum: A Merry Little Quest (Hardcover)
All is quiet in the forest as the Great Star rises in the distance, and two little musicians, Strum and Drum, wake up from a deep slumber and set out to make the most joyous music they can! But as Strum strums his guitar and Drum drums her drum on their way to the North, some mysterious obstacles fill their paths . . . flickering lanterns, bubbles of glass, a silver waterfall, a tiny house, dangerous animals . . . and a wooden man with a toothy grin warns them of a beast with green eyes lying in wait. For this is no ordinary forest — it's a Christmas tree, on Christmas Eve, and Strum, Drum and all their new friends are ornaments! But when the green-eyed beast strikes and sends them tumbling out of the “forest,” Strum and Drum’s quest to reach the Great Star seems doomed . . . until a little boy setting out milk and cookies for Santa spots them.
"[A] dreamy, candy-colored world in which adventure and danger lurk . . . that will have readers quickly flipping back to the book’s beginning to launch the journey with fresh eyes.” —Publishers Weekly
"Awan’s enchanting, stylized illustrations are effectively varied, heightening the little drama. . . . Don’t worry, Strum and Drum reach the Great Star, where they make music from on high." —The Horn Book