Saturday, November 28, 2015

Kid Konnection: All I Want for Christmas is You

Every Saturday, I host a feature called Kid Konnection -- a regular weekend feature about anything related to children's books. This week I'm totally in the mood for Christmas and want to share with you an adorable book by a famous singer.

Summary: Mariah Carey’s All I Want for Christmas Is You, one of the bestselling and most beloved songs of all time, brings Christmas joy to countless listeners of all ages every year. And now its classic lyrics will bring that same holiday spirit to readers of all ages in this one-of-a-kind picture book about a young girl whose greatest Christmas wish is for a new puppy! Full of festive December moments with family, friends, presents, and of course, Santa Claus—and featuring lively yuletide illustrations alongside the complete song lyrics—All I Want for Christmas Is You will become a cherished part of your family’s Christmas traditions for many years to come. -- Doubleday

One of my favorite Christmas songs is All I Want for Christmas is You by Mariah Carey. I've always liked the song, but when my daughter danced a Christmas kickline a few years ago at a basketball game, the song meant even more to me. In fact when it comes on the radio, she immediately begins "dancing" her routine!

So when the adorable picture book ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS YOU arrived in the mail a few weeks ago, I was pretty excited to take a peek. I couldn't believe how cute it was. The illustrations by Colleen Madden are just beautiful, and you can tell from the cover just how sweet they are!

ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS YOU takes the lyrics to the bestselling Christmas song by Mariah Carey and tells a story about a young girl who wants a puppy for Christmas. "I don't want a lot for Christmas. There is just one thing I need." It all makes sense now, right? The story shows the little girl involved in holiday activities as she dreams about her new puppy.

This picture book is sure to be a classic in many homes with parents and kids alike. It's really sweet and just brings a smile to my face. There is one illustration where the little girl is playing in the snow and makes a precious snow puppy with pine cones for ears and tail. It makes me smile every time I see it!

I don't think I'm giving too much away to say that the book does have a happy ending. Holidays are the best time for wishes to come true, and in the case of ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS YOU, one special little girl gets exactly what her heart desires!

Thanks to the publisher for providing a review copy of this book.

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bermudaonion said...

Oh my gosh, that looks adorable!

Carin Siegfried said...

I wonder why the main character is a blonde white girl? Seems like a perfect opportunity for a little diversity given that Mariah Carey is African-American. Bummer