Format: Board Book
Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4
Genre: Christmas board book
What did you like about the book? Spanish language version of Tillman’s 2009 book, The Spirit of Christmas. Rhyming text and gorgeous painterly digital illustrations go depict a child’s search for the meaning in Christmas. All the familiar Christmas images are there, with love being the over arching message. Sentimental and sweet.
Anything you didn’t like about it? Why a board book? The details in Tillman’s illustrations are too small to fully appreciate in this version.
To whom would you recommend this book? Spanish language collections
Who should buy this book? Public libraries
Where would you shelve it ? Spanish language sections/Christmas
Should we (librarians/readers) put this on the top of our “to read” piles? No
Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City and State: Stephanie Tournas, Robbins Library, Arlington, MA
Date of review: December 6, 2016