My First Christmas

My First Christmas

by Tomie dePaola

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In My First Christmas, warm illustrations and easy-to-follow text celebrate the joys and traditions of this special holiday. From decorating the tree to putting cookies out for Santa, the Christmas spirit is beautifully captured by Tomie dePaola.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101651780
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 09/11/2008
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 14
File size: 4 MB
Age Range: 3 - 5 Years

About the Author

Tomie dePaola ( is the acclaimed author and/or illustrator of more than 200 books for children. He has received the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, a Newbery Honor for 26 Fairmount Avenue and a Caldecott Honor for Strega Nona. He was awarded the Smithson Medal, the Regina Medal, was designated a “living treasure” by the state of New Hampshire, and received the 2012 Original Art Lifetime Achievement Award given by the Society of Illustrators. He lives in New London, New Hampshire.


Connecticut and New Hampshire

Date of Birth:

September 15, 1935

Place of Birth:

Meriden, CT

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My First Christmas 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Sandy5 More than 1 year ago
This story was very simple and straightforward. The pictures were bright and colorful and the text was written in black, bold print making it easy to read. I liked that the illustrations were simple and children could copy them or relate to them, meaning they were not elaborating done. The author talks about decorations a lot, cookies, and Santa. It was an okay children’s book for me, nothing really special except it was very simple and basic. I wondered about some of the words used in the story though, words like manager, mantle, and scene. Children would need to be introduced to these words beforehand reading it to them. There is a religious aspect to one page, as they talk about a manager scene, so that would have to be considered if you are reading this to a classroom. 3.5 stars I want to thank YABC for a copy of this novel for I received this book as a part of 12 Days of Christmas. This is my own opinion of this children’s book.
glowpugh More than 1 year ago
I love Tomie dePaola! I have read many of his other works, but this is the first time I have seen him do something for the wee young ones. Both of my grandsons received this for their first Christmas and it was a big hit. glowpugh
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Lil43 More than 1 year ago
This was given as a gift to our grandaughter for her first Christmas