By Julie Andrews and Emma Walton Hamilton
Illustrated by Christine Davenier
32 pages – ages 4+
Published by LB Kids on October 16, 2012
Gerry (the fairy princess) doesn’t have money to buy gifts for Christmas so she thinks about what each person in her family would like. She then makes a handmade gift for each of them. Her thoughtful gifts really makes Christmas SPARKLE this year!
This was a (very) cute book but I am letting Josie (my little sister) say what she likes about it and rate it because it is her book :)
Josie – I like fairy princesses. I like Gerry. She made gifts for her family and that was nice. I read the book by myself. Gerry is pretty.
By The Curto Family and Rusty Fischer
24 pages – ages 4+
Published by Good Times At Home LLC on August 6, 2012
Alfred the Christmas tree was small. Families pass him by every year when they come to “Carl’s Christmas Tree Farm” looking for the perfect Christmas tree. All the tall trees around him get picked one by one. Alfred wonders if he will ever be chosen and be able to make a family’s Christmas special.
This is a good story that teaches patience to young kids. The illustrations are cute, especially Alfred. I think the book is good for young kids, older kids might want a bit more to the story (like why the boy who picked Alfred was sad). I think the story would make a nice bedtime read-aloud especially for Christmas.
To learn more about One Little Christmas Tree, please visit the official website HERE.
By Robert L. Welsh
Illustrated by Kalpart
46 pages – ages 7+
Published by Strategic Book Publishing on October 17, 2011
In this fairytale story, Santa Claus comes from a land called Everdream. Everdream is the home to fairies, elves and other magical creatures. Did you know Santa Claus has a sister named Jellis Claus? Well, Jellis is JEALOUS! She doesn’t like children, presents, or Christmas at all. She can’t stand her job helping the elves at Santa’s workshop. Jellis hatches a plan to ruin Christmas but Holly, a little girl from our human world helps the elves and fairies of Everdream save Christmas!
This was a fun picture book! I really like that it tells you about this place called Everdream and Santa’s sister, Jellis. That was an interesting idea about the life of Santa that I never heard before. I liked Holly (the human girl) a lot. She was pretty clever. The story reads like a fairy tale and the illustrations go along with it very nicely.
Classics Illustrated Deluxe #9: A Christmas Carol and A Remembrance of Mugby
By Charles Dickens
Adapted by Rodolphe
Illustrated by Estelle Meyrand
96 pages – ages 8+
Published by Papercutz (Unabridged edition) on September 18, 2012
Two great Classic Charles Dickens Christmas stories in one AWESOME graphic novel!
You probably have read or saw a movie version of “A Christmas Carol” and Scrooge changes from a…scrooge to a caring, giving person, but have you ever read “Mugby’s Junction”? “A Remembrance of Mugby” is a version of “Mugby’s Junction”. It is a tale about a man searching for a true home. He finds himself in Mugby, a town with railroad tracks going out in all directions. He tries each of the tracks, going to wherever it takes him. Each time he returns to Mugby, vowing to try another track. Both of these Dickens tales are told in this graphic novel.
I must say, I really like “A Christmas Carol” and this graphic novel was really great! I liked the expressions on the faces in the illustrations. In fact, the illustrations added so much more to what was written!
I had not heard of “Mugby’s Junction” before, and was intrigued by what happened in the story. Very, very nice story. I know a lot of parents would want their kids to read the “real” book, but now that I read “A Remembrance of Mugby” in graphic novel form, I want to read the full version!
Check out the whole line of Papercutz Classics Illustrated graphic novels HERE.