Tuesday, December 13, 2016

The Biggest Smallest Christmas Present by Harriet Muncaster

The Biggest Smallest Christmas Present 
by Harriet Muncaster
Published Oct., 2016
G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
32 Pages
Review copy provided by publisher

Goodreads Summary
The Night Before Christmas meets Thumbelina in a toy-filled tale that celebrates the excitement and magic of the holiday season.
Clementine is a teeny-tiny girl who lives with her average-sized family. It’s mostly fun being the smallest, but Christmas can be tricky. Santa brings beautiful toys, but they are too big for this little girl.
Every year, Clementine tries to tell Santa she’s small. But the cookies she ices with a message to Santa are eaten, and the words she stamps out on the roof are covered by fresh snow. It’ll take a whole lot of Christmas spirit for Clementine to find the right way to reach Santa—and when she does, she just might get the toy of her dreams!

Harriet Muncaster’s whimsical illustrations shine in this celebration of creativity, gratitude, and the magic of Christmas.

My Thoughts
Many children love tiny things. They love to examine them and imagine what it would be like to be small. Clementine is adorable. She is so tiny that she sleeps in a matchbox and takes baths in a teacup. 
While she appreciates the gifts she gets each Christmas, none of them seem to quite fit her. Then one Christmas, she gets the biggest box ever and inside is a gift that is perfect for her. 

Harriet Muncaster's illustrations have a whimsical quality that will draw readers in. She builds anticipation as each Christmas approaches. Kids will be rooting for Clementine to get the perfect present.

This book would make a great addition to any holiday collection. 

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