Wednesday, November 30, 2016

The Little Crooked Bookshelf

A Taro Gomi Christmas Book

This week's pick is from Cottager Jamie Michalak.

What it's all about ...
When Santa has so many presents to deliver, and so little time, he makes snap decisions and chucks a gift into each recipient's window. The trouble is he's moving too quickly to see who really lives in each house!

Why it's on The Little Crooked Bookshelf …
This is no ordinary Santa. He's a cool, mustached dude in pink--and he flies a helicopter! Also, Taro Gomi is the creator of Everyone Poops, one of my favorites. Presents Through the Window is just as surprising, adorable, and funny. 

My favorite lines …
Ohh, look at those scary crocodile teeth!
I'll just toss him this extra-large sweater. 

My favorite illustration…

From PRESENTS THROUGH THE WINDOW. Illustration copyright 2016 by Taro Gomi.

Why kids will love it ...
Because they'll be in the know, unlike Santa! Die-cut windows frame who Santa thinks he sees inside of each room, but when kids turn the pages, they'll discover the hilarious true identities of the gifts' recipients. 

Why grown-ups will love it ...
An unusual Christmas book promising lots of laughs and a gentle lesson in slowing down this holiday season.

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