Through the Looking Glass Children's Book Reviews

Christmas at Last!

Christmas at Last!

Sam Hearn
Illustrator:  Penny Dann 
Novelty Board Book
For ages 3 to 5
Scholastic, 2015   ISBN: 978-0545794558

Christmas has arrived and the Bear family is gathered around the fireplace where the “fire is glowing.” Daddy Bear takes down his stocking, he sticks his paw into it and pulls out a wooly hat, which is “just, / Right for me!” he says.

Momma Bear goes next and she pulls out a cozy scarf which is so long that it wraps around her neck several times. Bobby and Bonnie Bear finds wonderful gifts in their stockings but when Baby Bear Peaks into his stocking all he finds is a carrot. Why would Santa bring him such a strange gift?

In this clever novelty title a sweetly simple story, charming illustrations and stocking-shaped board pages come together to give little children a delightful holiday book that they will enjoy looking at again and again.