Bells jingle, sleds dash through the snow, trees are topped with sparkling stars, and children everywhere dream of candy canes and presents. But the best gift of all-the most magical gift of the season-is when we spend Christmas with those we love.
Once again, this New York Times-bestselling author and artist has created a special, beautiful book that families will want to share year after year. (And readers will want to look for the Spirit of Christmas image that Nancy Tillman has hidden on every page!)
As the adult speaker of the story nods off in a comfy red chair, the Spirit of Christmas appears, ready to get the narrator in the holiday spirit. What follows is a buoyant, imagistic tribute to the season, as the Spirit lists joys both concrete ( A toy soldier band dressed in matching red sashes! ) and intangible, before offering the reminder: Because it took nothing but love to begin it,/ it's not really Christmas if love isn't in it. Tillman's ethereal illustrations (a frozen tree, dotted with peppermints; the cast of The Twelve Days of Christmas beside a river) are surreal but captivating. Ages 4 8.
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The Spirit of Christmas
Wonderful author that never leaves a doubt in a child's mind that they are loved! Messages of pure sweetness.