Albert's Christmas: with audio recording

Albert's Christmas: with audio recording

by Leslie Tryon
     
 

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It is Christmastime in Pleasant Valley, and who better than Albert to usher in the season? The familiar Pleasant Valley crew returns for another fun-filled adventure, as Albert lets them in on a big secret. During his travels, Santa has to make pit stops, and Albert's team is on call for the job. The clock is ticking down to Christmas and there's so much to be done!… See more details below

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It is Christmastime in Pleasant Valley, and who better than Albert to usher in the season? The familiar Pleasant Valley crew returns for another fun-filled adventure, as Albert lets them in on a big secret. During his travels, Santa has to make pit stops, and Albert's team is on call for the job. The clock is ticking down to Christmas and there's so much to be done! The reindeer need feeding, Santa's sleeve needs mending, and the sleigh's windshield needs squeegeeing before they're down to five seconds, and all systems are go.
Leslie Tryon has scored another hit, with race-speed rhymes and vibrant illustrations that conjure up all the excitement of the holiday season. Join Albert and his friends in this winning countdown to Christmas.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
Albert gets his pals in Pleasant Valley ready for their very important Christmas assignment. Santa is going to touch down and they need to be ready to feed the reindeer, scrape the runners on the sleigh and even help Santa spruce up. They only have twenty minutes for this pit stop, so it's a breakneck pace for all the Pleasantville crew and then back to bed to rest and wake up to their special surprises on Christmas morn. Tryon provides an amusing and contemporary look at Christmas, and another delightful entry in the series of Albert stories.
Children's Literature - Michelle H. Martin
Opening with an e-mail message from K. Kringle to Albert the duck, Albert's Christmas is a fast-paced count-down in which Albert and the other of Santa's helpers have only twelve minutes to receive Santa and his eight reindeer into Pleasant Valley to prepare them for the rest of their Christmas Eve rounds. Rubbing the deer's antlers with flying wax, combing Santa's eyebrows and beard, tickling his belly to test out the chuckle, and squeegeeing the sleigh's windshield all help to prepare Santa and his charioteers for flight. Rhyming verses, illustrations full of light and energy, and the narrator's direct addresses to the reader make this a fun picture book of which the reader feels a part. Those who have enjoyed other of Tryon's Albert stories will certainly delight in this one.
School Library Journal
K-Gr 2Everyone needs a pit creweven Kris Kringle. And Albert the duck and his animal buddies in Pleasant Valley are ready and willing helpers. In spare rhyming couplets, Tryon captures the action as the secret visitor coasts in for a quiet landing and the crew gets busy. They must race against the clock to feed the reindeer, wax up their antlers, and scrape the runners of the sled. Santa's beard needs combing, his boots need buffing, and his tummy needs filling. Right on schedule, Santa and company resume their flight. "As the reindeer and sleigh rise into the glow,/ Santa looks back. `Thank you, helpers! Ho, Ho!'" There are appropriate touches for the `90s hereAlbert receives his secret message from Santa via e-mail and the sleigh has an onboard computer. The vivid, full-page gouache illustrations are filled with humor and energy, giving young listeners lots to look at and savor. The positioning of the animals and the varied use of perspective add to the dynamic presentation and the faces are particularly expressive and very funny. Newcomers to Pleasant Valley and longtime fans will agree that for an exciting holiday romp, you can count on Albert and company.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781481419017
Publisher:
Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Publication date:
05/13/2014
Sold by:
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
40
File size:
20 MB
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This product may take a few minutes to download.
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

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