Through the Looking Glass Children's Book Reviews

Angelina's Christmas

Angelina's Christmas

Katharine Holabird
Illustrator:   Helen Craig 
Picture Book  Series
For ages 4 to 6
Penguin, 2008   ISBN: 0142411922

Angelina is very excited about Christmas. On her way home from the Christmas show rehearsal she discovers that there is one mouse in the village who is going to be having a rather grim, cold, and lonely Christmas. When Angelina gets home she asks her mother about the lonely old mouse in the dark little house that she saw, and she learns that he is Mr. Bell, a retired postman who has no family to spend Christmas with.

Angelina and her family then set about arranging a wonderful Christmas surprise for Mr. Bell and he in turn brightens the Christmas for everyone in the village, especially for Henry, Angelina’s little cousin.

This bright, cheerful little story of giving and sharing is a wonderful addition to any library, especially for fans of mice book characters.