Olaf’s Night Before Christmas written by Jessica Julius and illustrated by Olga T. Mosqueda

61bcbalyvyl   Olaf’s Night Before Christmas written by Jessica Julius and illustrated by Olga T. Mosqueda, Disney Press, 9781484724682, 2015

Format: Hardcover

Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4

Genre:  holiday picture book

What did you like about the book?  This is the classic Night Before Christmas story but with a Frozen twist.  Olaf wonders why there are stockings hanging up-  are they wet?  He sees Svens flying in the sky with Kristoff in a sleigh-  how can Svens fly? He meets Santa and figures out that it was not Kristoff in the sleigh.  He sees him eat his cookies, leave goodies and go back up the chimney.

The pictures are so sweet with Olaf mixed in with the classic Christmas story.  This is a definite to any Christmas book collection!

Anything you didn’t like about it? nothing

To whom would you recommend this book?  I would recommend this to kids who love Christmas, kids who love Frozen and also for kids who love to have the book read to them- this edition includes a CD which features Olaf reading the story!  Some read-a-likes are any other Frozen story, also and of the classic tellings of “Night Before Christmas.”

Who should buy this book? elementary schools and public libraries

Where would you shelve it?  juvenile holiday books

Should we (librarians/readers) put this on the top of our “to read” piles? no

Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City and State:  Laureen Cutrona, Townsend Public Library, Townsend, MA

Date of review:  November 17, 2016

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