Saturday, November 28, 2015
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.
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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