Decked Out for Christmas! – Ethan Long

  Decked Out for Christmas! – Ethan Long,  Abrams Appleseed, (9781419723056), 2018

Format: Board Book

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

Genre: Holiday Picture Book

What did you like about the book?  Three cute little white mice in holiday outfits are ready to decorate.  They begin with the lights, a popcorn and cranberry garland, ornaments, candy canes, and a star made from a block of cheese. But next come snacks, sunglasses, hot chocolate, a map, an air freshener and fuzzy dice.  Turning the page, the reader discovers that these little mice are not decorating a Christmas tree. They are decorating the Santa Express, a fancy green turbo charged rocket sleigh driven by a polar bear Santa! The illustrations depict the mice in a snowy winter wonderland and are filled with expression and fun.  This is a cute addition to holiday read alouds!

Anything you didn’t like about it?  No

To whom would you recommend this book? This is a fun addition to holiday stories for young children.  A fun bedtime read aloud for the holidays.

Who should buy this book?  Public libraries and elementary school libraries

Where would you shelve it? Holiday Board Books

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

Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City:  Catherine Coyne, Mansfield Public Library, Mansfield, MA

Date of review:  11/5/18       


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