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Merry Sparkling Christmas

Merry Sparkling Christmas

Elizabeth Spurr
Illustrator:  Colleen Madden 
Board Book
For infants to age 3
Sterling, 2010   ISBN: 978-1402771392

Have you noticed that Christmas is a holiday that is full of sparkles, lights, and glitter? In this board book, you will meet a little boy who sees “sparkle” and “shine” all around him at Christmas time. Out of the window he sees glittering icicles, “frozen droplets on the leaves,” and the “dazzle” of lights. Indoors there is tinsel on the tree, sparkly stockings, a holly wreath that “blinks and twinkles,” and baked treats that are dusted with glitter.

For this title, Elizabeth Spurr’s simple rhymes are paired with Colleen Madden’s warm and festive looking illustrations that are touched with silvery sparkles.