Just Right for Christmas

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Just Right for Christmas

Just Right for Christmas

  • published by Candlewick Press
  • Written By: Birdie Black
  • Illustrated By: Rosalind Beardshaw
  • We recommend this book for
    ages 3 and up


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What It Is

This new holiday picture book captures the true spirit of giving. A king buys a bolt of beautiful red cloth and has a Christmas dress made for his daughter. When the royal dressmakers finish their work, they put the scraps outside the back door for the taking. The kitchen maid takes the scraps and makes a gift for her mother. In turn, she puts her red scraps out for someone else to use. And so on goes the chain of gift-making until the tiniest creature — a mouse — has a warm and cozy gift on Christmas morning.

Why It’s Fun

With the holiday season in full swing, parents may be looking to add a new book to their child’s holiday reading repertoire. Well, this new book is “just right.” This book has all the makings of a family holiday favorite — heartwarming story and rich illustrations — that children will look forward to each year. The story is so sweet and it reminds us that the most meaningful gifts can come from the most unexpected places.

Who It’s For

Kids starting at three years right on up to the elementary ages will love to read this story while cuddling with their favorite grown-up.

What To Be Aware Of

It’s only available in hardcover, but is well worth the $15.99 price.


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