Kindergarten-Grade 4-Grimes and Nelson are ideal collaborators for this celebration of the sights, sounds, and feelings of Christmas from a child’s point of view. Twenty-three poems take readers through the season, focusing on the life of an urban African-American family. The selections capture the excitement and wonder (« Slightly giddy/And primed/For miracles ») as well as humor (« Christmas-His cradle/Is empty. Did He grow up?/Is He Santa now? ») and wisdom.
Impatiently waiting for Christmas with your little ones? Why not read one or two poems of this book each day before bedtime? This book is currently out of print. Find it at you local library!
Author(s) / illustrator(s) : Nikki Grimes & Kadir Nelson
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 2002
Target audience: 4 to 8 years old
* Award: Society of Illustrators Silver Medal (United States)
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