Friday, December 17, 2010

A Porcupine in a Pine Tree by Helaine Becker, Illustrated by Werner Zimmermann

Today I’m focusing on Christmas books for children. A brand new Christmas picture book by Helaine Becker and illustrated by Werner Zimmermann, is A Porcupine in a pine tree.

This book is sure to become a holiday classic in many households. It is so wonderfully Canadian. This book contains every Canadian stereotype one can think of including bear cubs, loons, Mounties, caribou, beaver, moose, Maple Leaf hockey players and Stanley Cups. There is loads of action as the “gifts” romp across the pages; especially as the Maple Leafs try to grab the elusive Stanley Cups.

Another favourite from their Snowmen series is Snowmen at Christmas by Caralyn Buehner and illustrated by Mark Buehner. It answers the question “How do snowmen celebrate Christmas?” It seems they slip away and enjoy a Christmas celebration of their own. The artwork in this book is absolutely gorgeous. Each snowman exudes warmth, personality, and charm, and half the fun is looking for the small details on each page.

Take the time this holiday to cuddle up with a child you love and share a wonderful Christmas story.

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