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New Christmas picture books with contemporary celebrations

Published: Friday, Dec. 23 2011 2:02 p.m. MST

"Oh, What a Christmas!" by Michael Garland, Scholastic Press, $16.99 (ages 4 and up) Next » 2 of 8 « Prev
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Santa is on his way, but midflight the harness on the sleigh breaks and the reindeer take flight in one direction and Santa with the sleigh in another. Landing in a barnyard, Santa solicits help from the farm animals, “Now, Sheep! Now, Goat! Now, Piggy and Cow! On, Horsey! On, Doggie! Oh, what a Christmas flight we have now!”

The coup de gratis is Santa’s special “presents” to his new friends. Garland’s digital illustrations with bug-eyed characters and hidden details will encourage many readings of this hilarious tale.

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