The Christmas Surprise

The Christmas Surprise

by Maggie Kneen, A.J. Wood
     
 

What's the best part of Christmas? One little piglet thinks it's the tree, another thinks it's the delicious food, but the youngest piglet discovers that her favorite thing about Christmas is right outside the window. Children will be delighted by this adorable Christmas tale as they discover colorful foil-stamped surprises hidden under flaps on each page. With

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Overview

What's the best part of Christmas? One little piglet thinks it's the tree, another thinks it's the delicious food, but the youngest piglet discovers that her favorite thing about Christmas is right outside the window. Children will be delighted by this adorable Christmas tale as they discover colorful foil-stamped surprises hidden under flaps on each page. With whimsical watercolor illustrations, this simple rhyming story and hide-and-seek game will delight readers throughout the holiday season.

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Publishers Weekly
The Pigglytoes family has different ideas about what makes Christmas special, but baby piglet understands that it doesn't come wrapped in a box. A.J. Wood's rhyming text and Maggie Kneen's illustrations, with foldout flaps and sparkling foil, combine to form The Christmas Surprise. (Oct.) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2-A middle-class, English-looking pig family celebrates the various customs and traditions of Christmas, with one large flap per spread (on heavy cardstock) that opens to reveal a corresponding illustration. Finely detailed pictures portray Mr. and Mrs. Pigglytoe, their six busy piglets, and an old-fashioned cozy house. The rhymed text is stilted and does not scan well; the surprise of the title is a somewhat anticlimactic "Snowy Christmas Day." Die-cuts and colored, sparkly papers abound, but they and the engaging pictures fail to redeem an uninspired text.-S. P. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780811832106
Publisher:
Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date:
09/01/2001
Series:
Templar Series
Edition description:
LIFTFLAP
Pages:
20
Product dimensions:
1.00(w) x 1.00(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
1 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

A.J. Wood has written several books for children including The Great Egg Hunt and Who's Getting Ready for Christmas?

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