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Richard Scarry's Best Christmas Book Ever!

Richard Scarry's Best Christmas Book Ever!

Richard Scarry
Picture Book  Series
For ages 4 to 7
Sterling, 2010   ISBN: 978-1402772184

Christmas is just around the corner and Huckle Cat, Lowly Worm, Big Hilda and all their friends and relatives are busy. Big Hilda, Huckle, and his sister Sally are on a sled that Lowly has attached to his appletractor. They are going to Farmer Pig’s farm in the deep snow. Farmer Pig has lots of beautiful pine trees on his land, and the children are hoping that Farmer Pig will let them have one. When he hears about their plan, Farmer Pig is happy to give them a tree. Big Hilda cuts down the tree and then the children take the tree back to town. Soon Farmer Pig’s gift is standing in the middle of the town square, and it is covered with lights and decorations. Busytown is ready for Christmas.

Christmas in Busytown is like Christmases all over the world. It is a time for giving. This Christmas the residents of Busytown outdo themselves. They give Doctor Bones something he really needs to make his job easier, and they go out of their way to show Aunt Kitty that she has lots of friends who love and care about her.

Several generations of children have grown up with Huckle Cat, Lowly Worm, Postman Pig, Sergeant Murphy, and the other animals who live in Busytown. For this delightful holiday collection, Richard Scarry wrote a collection of short picture stories that resonate with the spirit of Christmas. There are also songs, a craft project, a game, and a word page for children to enjoy.