My Merry Christmas
By Sally Lloyd-Jones
Illustrated by Sara Gianassi
This padded board book is delightful and perfect for little readers. The story is 22 pages of illustrations with text on 14 of these pages. The story has a lovely rhythmic flow – “What is Christmas? Do you know?” and with this opening line, the tone is set.
The story has a back-and-forth presentation as cute woodland animals decorate for Christmas and enjoy the season and the Christmas story and the birth of Jesus is told. The woodland illustrations make use of blues while the Biblical illustrations make use of browns. The illustrations go together and yet each portion has its own unique feel. Kids and adults alike will enjoy this book that ends with John 3:16!
I was provided a review copy of this book by the publisher BH Publishing with no expectation of a positive review. All opinions expressed are my own.