Editorial Review

School Library Journal - Grandma's Christmas Wish

Cover: Grandma's Christmas Wish

Like the author’s previous Grandma Loves You (Sleeping Bear, 2013), this picture book is a love letter from a grandmother rabbit to her young bunny grandchild. Simple rhyming text (“You fill up my heart/with holiday cheer./I love you, my love,/my snowflake, my dear”) addressed to the bunny imagines the joys in store at Christmas, from stockings to presents to plenty of hugs and kisses. While the text is only peripherally about the holiday, the full-spread paintings depict a cozy burrow with a Christmas tree, handmade ornaments, and presents; outside glitters a snow-covered landscape. On every page, the rabbits hug, snuggle, play, and gaze into each other’s eyes—the grandma/grandchild love is clear. VERDICT Due to the space at the back to write a letter to one’s grandchild and paste a photo, this title would work better as a gift book than in a library setting.

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