Details: Hardcover, 44 pgs.
Published: October 2010
Age range: from 4 to 7
Received from: Sterling for review
Christmas is coming-and where better to celebrate than in Busytown? Firefighters are stringing lights, stores are crowded, and everyone is in a merry mood. Richard Scarry captures holiday cheer in a series of delightful and brightly illustrated stories featuring his most popular characters, including Huckle Cat and lovable Lowly Worm.
Each small tale sparkles with joy and kindness-and there are also songs, games, a list of Christmas words, and instructions for making a great gift for Grandma!
When we got this book for review I was really excited because I remember Richard Scarry books from when I was a kid. I remember being entranced at this entire town he created. Each page is like several because there are little pictures scattered around with a few sentences for each one. In this book it has it’s own little mini stories in it so you can get away with reading only a few pages at a time. And trust me, it’s a LONG book! I know I’m not really up to reading the whole thing in a setting.
My kids seem to like it and like seeing all the funny little animals doing their thing. It doesn’t seem to be on their favorites list though. And they tend to grow a bit bored. Maybe they aren’t going to be the Richard Scarry fan I was as a kid. Or maybe the age is just wrong. Or maybe it’s because it’s more focused on Christmas. It’s hard to say. But it’s a fun one to pull down for the holiday’s and enjoy a few pages a night.
I’m giving this one 3/5 moons because of my kids reactions, but if you like Richard Scarry then you’ll like this one.
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