Through the Looking Glass Children's Book Reviews

Christmas is Coming!

Christmas is Coming!

Claire Masurel
Illustrator:  Marie H. Henry 
Picture Book
For ages 2 to 5
Chronicle Books, 1994   ISBN: 978-0811821063

It's Christmas Eve and Juliette is as excited as any little girl can be. Soon she is decorating the Christmas tree, making cookies and putting up decorations. With her, watching and helping, are Juliette's special friends, her stuffed animals and her beloved doll. Whatever Juliette does, the toys are with her and enjoying her excitement

After Juliette has gone to sleep the toys hear something going on downstairs and they go down to investigate. They see the most extraordinary man come down the chimney. Quickly running off to bed the toys have little idea that they too are going to get a surprise on Christmas morning.

This simple and loving story is beautifully written. Warm, gold-touched illustrations will delight little children and those who are lucky enough to read to them.