The Animals' Merry Christmasby Kathryn Jackson, Richard Scarry (Illustrator)
Golden Books is proud to reissue this beloved Christmas collection, chock-full of funny animal stories and poems. This oversize format features Scarry’s earlier, more painterly style and makes a perfect gift. A true holiday treat for Scarry fans!
- Western Publishing Company, Inc.
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- Age Range:
- 5 - 8 Years
Meet the Author
RICHARD SCARRY is one of the world’s best-loved children’s authors EVER! In his extraordinary career, Scarry illustrated over 150 books, many of which have never been out of print. His books have sold over 100 million copies around the world and are currently published in over twenty languages. No other illustrator has shown such a lively interest in the words and concepts of early childhood. Richard Scarry was posthumously awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society of Illustrators in 2012.
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This is a treasure for children of all ages! Who wouldn't have their heart warmed when "Terrible Teddy" finally becomes a Christmas present for a boy as "terrible" as he, or rejoice over "The Goat Who Played Santa Claus"? I'm so glad to see it back in hardcover. My children (in thier 30's) will be getting new copies this year from Santa! Now if only someone would reissue "The Bumper Book"!
I, too, greatly enjoyed this in the 50's and then bought a paperback copy for my own children in the late 70's, who felt the same way about it (and still do). There are phrases from Ms. Jackson's stories and poems that become immediate triggers for happy memories, like 'Sing for Christmas, sing for snow!' from Snowshoe Rabbits. The same is true for Richard Scarry's pictures, like the goat filling all the stockings in the barn. Our dog-eared copy disappeared among the Christmas wrapping paper two years ago (either that, or I had a major 'senior moment' when putting it away after the holiday) and I'm thrilled to be able to replace it -- this time, one for each of us!
I was thrilled to see this back in print. I also read it as a child in the 50's. I then bought the 1974 edition to read to my children. We read one story a day leading up to Christmas. I am now buying a copy to give to my son so he can carry on the tradition with his new daughter. If you have children, you really should have this book in your collection.
I received this book as a child in the 1950's and have kept and re-read it ever since. My old copy has gold leaf enhancing the illustrations and a pop-up Santa in a chimney when you open the front cover. The stories are charming and heartwarming. Make reading it with a child you love a Christmas tradition.