Top positive review
Love it!! Perfect Christmas gift for a young child!
Reviewed in the United States on December 15, 2019
I love all of Ann Whitford Paul and David Walker's "If animals..." books, and I always keep one or two on hand for when I need a quick gift for a young child. "If Animals Celebrated Christmas" is especially adorable. The wide variety of animals in this sweet Christmas story (koala, hedgehog, turtle, penguin, beaver, crab, oryx, and more) means that every child is likely to find both old and new favorites to admire. As the title suggests, the book imagines how animals might celebrate Christmas. Through the author's fun rhyming text (This is a great read-aloud!) and the illustrator's colorful illustrations, we see that animals celebrate much like we do! They give and receive gifts, sing, decorate, cook, cuddle, and, of course, fall asleep with visions of reindeer flying through their heads. Whenever I read this story to a little one, it kicks our imaginations into high gear and we end up talking about how other animals (especially the animals we know!) might choose to celebrate. Highly recommended!! (Added bonus: it makes a great stocking stuffer!)