Imagine if your pets had their own special visitor on the night before Christmas!
Is it too early to start thinking about Christmas 2017?!? Ha ha. I decided to put out one more holiday book review to close out the season because this is a very special book by Margaret Wise Brown that we enjoyed last month. Put it on your ‘to read’ book list for the holidays!
Meet Jingle Paws and his clumsy guinea pig helpers in this delightful festive rhyme from Margaret Wise Brown, author of the children’s classics Goodnight Moon and Runaway Bunny. Jingle Paws is a simple read and has charming holiday illustrations. The story begins on Christmas Even when all is quiet in the house except for a single squeak of a mouse. Cat investigates and hears a lot noise and sees boxes coming down through the chimney! Who could it be?!?
Cat is quick to discover that it is SANTA coming down the chimney, it’s the per version of Santa Claus called Jingle Paws. How delightful! Jingle Paws beings a sack full of presents for good cats, dogs and even the sneaky house mouse! After eating treats left for him and delivering presents, off goes Jingle Paws to deliver more gifts. And thankfully Cat finally found mouse so they could play with their Christmas toys. This is an adorable picture book with simple to read sentences ideal for ages 2 – 6.
About the Author: Margaret Wise Brown wrote hundreds of books and stories during her life, but she is best known for Goodnight Moon and Runaway Bunny. Even though she died over 45 years ago, her books still sell very well. Margaret loved animals. Most of her books have animals as characters in the story. She liked to write books that had a rhythm to them. Sometimes she would put a hard word into the story or poem. She thought this made children think harder when they are reading. She wrote all the time. There are many scraps of paper where she quickly wrote down a story idea or a poem. She said she dreamed stories and then had to write them down in the morning before she forgot them. She tried to write the way children wanted to hear a story, which often isn’t the same way an adult would tell a story. She also taught illustrators to draw the way a child saw things. One time she gave two puppies to someone who was going to draw a book with that kind of dog. The illustrator painted many pictures one day and then fell asleep. When he woke up, the papers he painted on were bare. The puppies had licked all the paint off the paper. Margaret died after surgery for a bursting appendix while in France. She had many friends who still miss her. They say she was a creative genius who made a room come to life with her excitement. Margaret saw herself as something else – a writer of songs and nonsense.
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List Price: $ 9.99 (Available through Amazon Prime)