New Clothes for New Year's Day

by Hyun-Joo Bae

“You know Christmas is coming when you see lights like ribbons of stars shining... read more

“You know Christmas is coming when you see lights like ribbons of stars shining in the dark—glittering, shimmering, everywhere glimmering, on trees and fences, windows and doors, all around the neighborhood!” A young girl tells her baby brother about all the preparations that mean Christmas is on its way. A letter mailed to Santa, hunting for the perfect Christmas tree, caroling, cookies, and much more all mean Christmas is almost here. And when it comes to presents, the little girl notes, there is something special this particular Christmas: “YOU. And that is the best present of all.” Anne Bowen’s delightfully detailed picture book is warmly illustrated by Tomek Bogacki. (Ages 3–7)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2008

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