Allow me please the pleasure of sharing some books we received from them recently.
The parody is on the very familiar poem "The Night Before Christmas". This book is very clever.
My lad's response to it was "I like it mom, it was funny. Those knights are very silly."
Written by Joan Holub, The Knights Before Christmas, was fantastically illustrated by Scott Magoon. It's a great book and I suspect it will be read more than once in this household because its just a lot of fun.
Deborah Diesen has written a cute little book for children that teaches one to look beyond the hype of the season to what is truly important. This book is part of the Pout-Pout fish series.
Tractor Mac Saves Christmas is exactly what the title says... Tractor Mac has to save Christmas. He been outfitted by Farmer Bill for a day of work but the snow is coming down awful heavy. The animals are worried, and then get a huge scare, but Tractor Mac saves the day. :)
it's a cute book with great illustrations, sure to please the 2-5 year old in your household. :)
Geared for 6-8 year olds, I have to admit, I enjoyed this book more than my boy did AT FIRST GLANCE. I know that if I would take the time to go through the pages slowly with my lad he would grasp the beauty seen in the changing of the seasons.
My goal is actually to use it to do some art lessons with my lad. The verses show how one seasons slips its way into another and then eventually works its way back again.
it's a lovely book to look through, if only to see what all you discover in the carefully illustrated pages, hiding foxes, jumping frogs, snow foxes surrounded by children, sneaky snakes, cheeky chipmunks, honking geese, and slippery snails. They are are hidden (or out in the open) within the pages. And as you read it, seeing if you can discover how the verses tie in with the illustration.
I don't know that I would call this a Christmas book. It's more of a nature/art/poetry book about the seasons, and it does the job well. :)
So don't you agree with me? Doesn't Raincoast send me out some great books? We are so happy with them. :)