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This Is Christmas
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About The Book
It is Christmas Eve and Little Chipmunk asks his mother, “What is Christmas, Mama?” His Mama tells him that Christmas is many things and as they walk together through the woods, Little Chipmunk sees badgers decorating their burrow with bright red berries, ducks exchanging holidays greetings on golden leaves, beetles carrying presents on their shiny backs, and geese singing in the winter sky. Each time he asks his mother if this is Christmas, and each time she answers, that yes, this is part of Christmas.
Night falls and Little Chipmunk and his Mama snuggle in to sleep. When he wakes up on Christmas morning, he is surprised by the wonderland that greets him: all the world is blanketed in deep snow. And, then, one by one, Chipmunk and his mother see the geese, the badgers, the ducks, and the beetles, as well as some new forest friends—all gathered to celebrate joy and friendship, beauty and wonder, love and kindness—all of what Christmas truly means.
About The Illustrator
Tom Booth, illustrator of Jeter Publishing’s Night at the Stadium, and the author and illustrator of Don’t Blink, has worked in both animation and publishing since graduating from Hamilton College. Tom made his earliest marks—sometimes on his parents’ antique kitchen table—growing up in Pennsylvania. Now living in Brooklyn, New York, Tom is currently at work on several picture books at a table all his own.
- Publisher: Aladdin (September 18, 2018)
- Length: 40 pages
- ISBN13: 9781534410909
- Grades: P - 3
- Ages: 4 - 8
- Lexile ® 530L The Lexile reading levels have been certified by the Lexile developer, MetaMetrics®
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Awards and Honors
- Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year Selection Title
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- Book Cover Image (jpg): This Is Christmas Hardcover 9781534410909
- Author Photo (jpg): Tom Booth Photograph by Tom Booth(0.1 MB)
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