Every year I like to add a new book to my Christmas/winter book collection. The books are stored for most of the year and during December they sit in a basket in the living room. A few of the books are adult novels, but most are picture/story books. I love picture books. I love curling up and reading these books every year. This year on a trip to Barnes and Noble with Cheryl we came across many, many books that I would LOVE for my collection (I have a list if you would like to buy me one -haha, but really I do).
The first book is What Cats Want for Christmas by Kandi Radzinski. This book is really cute. I love the illustrations and the text is funny. It may not be completely child friendly (as I read on a few reviews), however I like it, my 13-year old son will like it, my husband thought it was funny. This was my funny, goofy purchase for the year. What Cats Want for Christmas short excerpt:
I'd truly like
The next book I picked up was another The Night Before Christmas. I have a few already including the Mary Engelbreit, Little Golden Book (I have the 1987 edition, must be my brother's as that is the year he was born), Douglas Gorsline, and Merrigold Press editions.
So, why did I need another copy you may ask, or you may not and totally understand with out explanation, however I am going to explain why anyway.
This copy is fabulous. I bought it, not for the story, I obviously already have the story, but for the illustrations. The illustrator Niroot Puttapipat did an incredible job on this book. The book says, "A Magical Cut Paper Edition" and magical it is. The illustrations are simple silhouettes in black, white, and red with a hint of green and gold through out. Through the book are cut outs giving a glimpse to the next page and the last page is a beautiful pop-up. If you love The Night Before Christmas as I do, this book would be wonderful addition to your collection.
For more ideas on well-loved Christmas/winter books visit Katrina's Lieberry List. It is filled with great reviews and recommendations of children's books.