Saturday, November 27, 2021

Christmas, Here I Come by D.J. Steinberg

by D.J. Steinberg
Published October 2021
Grosset & Dunlap
Picture Book
32 Pages
Review copy provided by publisher

Goodreads Summary
Celebrate Christmas with a collection of funny and festive poems from the author of the hugely popular Kindergarten, Here I Come!
It's the most wonderful time of the year, and everyone is getting into the Christmas spirit! From writing letters to Santa to picking the perfect tree, these heartwarming poems -- plus a page of stickers! -- from author D. J. Steinberg are sure to delight even the most sullen Scrooge.

My Thoughts
This recent addition to the "Here I Come" series from Penguin Random House is sure to get little ones excited for the holidays. The author combines factual information (Santa Claus Around the World) with silly and entertaining sections (My Christmas Sweater, The Wonders of Fruitcake). 
The text is delivered through rhyming(ish) verse that is fun to read aloud and the illustrations are bright and colorful. The depicted characters represent a variety of races and abilities. 
For added fun, there is a page of stickers in the back that kids can use for cards or projects. 
This book, and series, is perfect for young readers ages 4-8.