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It is the season of Christmas, and that means it is time to trim the tree, decorate the halls, and, most importantly of all, write to Santa with a heartfelt wish for the perfect present. While other children may be dreaming of new toys under the tree or stockings filled with treats, one little girl simply asks Santa for a friend to share her holiday. But this is a pretty tall order for the jolly old man. Can Santa make her Christmas wish come true? Readers of all ages will be cheered to see that Santa manages to ...
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Overview

It is the season of Christmas, and that means it is time to trim the tree, decorate the halls, and, most importantly of all, write to Santa with a heartfelt wish for the perfect present. While other children may be dreaming of new toys under the tree or stockings filled with treats, one little girl simply asks Santa for a friend to share her holiday. But this is a pretty tall order for the jolly old man. Can Santa make her Christmas wish come true? Readers of all ages will be cheered to see that Santa manages to find not just the perfect present, but three special gifts. Charming artwork brings to life the joy felt in making snow angels, the satisfaction of a rousing snowball fight, the pleasure of baking holiday cookies, and finally, the inner peace one feels sitting quietly in front of a warm fire - all the more special when done with a new friend. Jane Monroe Donovan has illustrated numerous titles for Sleeping Bear Press, including Black Beauty's Early Days in the Meadow; the bestselling Winter's Gift; and all of the "Likes to Say" books. Jane makes her home in Pinckney, Michigan.
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PreS-Gr 2—A girl who has just moved to a new house mails a letter to Santa, and on Christmas Day her wishes appear under the tree in three appropriately sized boxes—a cat, a dog, and a miniature horse. The new friends play in the snow, make Christmas cookies, and finally snuggle in bed together after a long, wonderful day. This wordless story, told in full- and half-page illustrations, is similar in style to Alexandra Day's "Carl" books (Farrar) in both the realistic artwork and the wish-fulfillment tale, with hardly a grown-up to be seen. It's a sure bet that this super-sweet yet cozy story will have kids adding "a cat, a dog, and a horse—REAL ones" to their Christmas lists.—Eva Mitnick, Los Angeles Public Library
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781133484967
  • Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press
  • Publication date: 11/24/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 6 - 9 Years
  • File size: 5 MB

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