MERRY CHRISTMAS (A Sparkle 'N' Shimmer Book)
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Little Simon/Simon & Schuster,
The family is busy preparing for Christmas, and there is plenty for everyone to do. Every one (and all the pets) share the excitement of preparing for Christmas Day.
playtime reading, read aloud book
read together: 0 to 4; read yourself: 6 to 8
1 to 4
Read with child 12 months old; read again with child nearly 2 years old.
At one year, the textures were enough. At nearly 2 years, the book is a MUST READ every night.
The story is mundane and plainly describes the things associated with Christmas (wrapping gifts, decorating the tree, drinking hot cocoa).
It entertains our toddler, who LOVES the routine of it and has begun repeating some of the activities.
S/He may like reading it a lot, but it isn't a book that stands up to lots of parental entertainment. Even hiding it hasn't worked.
Skip it if you can. There are plenty of toddler-oriented holiday books with real stories.
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The simple descriptions serve well to engage youngsters (who don't understand all the hoopla yet) in the excitement of preparing for Christmas.
Fiction - picture book, Christmas