Waiting-for-Christmas Stories Book & Cassette

Waiting-for-Christmas Stories Book & Cassette

by Sarah Stapler, Virginia H. Stauffer
     
 

On Christmas Eve, Papa Rabbit tells his little ones a series of bedtime stories, each of which focuses on a family member and a particular Christmastime activity.

Overview

On Christmas Eve, Papa Rabbit tells his little ones a series of bedtime stories, each of which focuses on a family member and a particular Christmastime activity.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Delicate watercolor paintings in rich hues, featuring long-eared rabbits, aptly carry the Christmas sentiments across the pages." Booklist, ALA
Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
Simple tales about a rabbit family preparing for the holidays include letter writing, cookie baking, wrapping presents, decorating the tree and more. The talking objects in the stories struck this reviewer as a bit strange. The soft pencil and watercolor illustrations are more interesting than the text.
School Library Journal
K-Gr 3On Christmas Eve, Papa Rabbit tells his little ones a series of bedtime stories, each focusing on a family member and a Christmastime activity, leading up to the family's Christmas celebration.
Deborah Abbott
Roberts uses the technique of a story-within-a-story as, on December twenty-fourth, Papa Rabbit reads seven short holiday tales that reflect the traditions of Christmas--writing letters, baking cookies, wrapping packages, decorating trees, hanging stockings, singing carols, and presenting gifts. The voices of the unusual minor characters, such as a mailbox, a rolling pin, a gift box, and a treetop star, provide a refreshing tone to these gentle episodes about an extended family of bunnies. Delicate, watercolor paintings in rich hues, featuring long-eared rabbits, aptly carry the Christmas sentiments across the pages. This small volume is nice for sharing one-on-one.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780395858134
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
03/28/1997
Series:
Read along Book and Cassette Series
Edition description:
Unabridged
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.62(w) x 8.55(h) x 0.62(d)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Bethany Roberts has written several popular books for children, including seven Holiday Mice books, Monster Manners , Cat Parade , and Waiting-for-Christmas Stories . She lives in Hamden, Connecticut. Visit her website at www.bethanyroberts.com

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