Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Peter Spier's Christmas

When I was a child my mother started a holiday tradition of giving each of her children a Christmas book. When I moved from home I had quite a collection, and thanks to my mom, it's still growing. One of the first books I received as a part of this tradition was Peter Spier's Christmas. It's still one of my favorites. I always love Peter Spier's books, and this one is no exception. This book is wordless, but don't worry --there is plenty to talk about! The pictures tell their own story and there are also plenty of details in the illustrations. This is a book you can look at for a long time with your child, but your children might end up doing that on their own!

Unfortunately this book appears to be out of print. It shouldn't be! Perhaps your library will still hold a copy.

A couple Christmas favorites my children enjoy that are still available are: Dream Snowby Eric Carle, and Bear Stays Up for Christmas by Karma Wilson. I would love to hear about your favorite Christmas books! Enjoy the season!

7 comments:

happyender said...

My library does not have a copy of this book. I am sad. I don't like not being able to get the books I want. Maybe Amazon...

My boys love The New Improved Santa right now. They think it is funny and now, so do I. And it is giving them new vocabulary.

Lindsay said...

Hmmm...I'll have to check that one out!

Lindsay said...

A New Improved Santa looks great! i wish I would have seen it before I was done ordering my Christmas books! Maybe next year!

Pantraya said...

What about my suggestion??? Claude the Dog? You better at least check it out of the library.

Lindsay said...

I didn't forget Claude the Dog except for the impulsive moment when I ordered Christmas books. My boys would have loved it. Looks like I have a line-up for next year already--GREAT! I think I will have to order some books through interlibrary loan though, and have an after Christmas- Christmas reading fiesta! They might be available by then. :)

Gigi said...

Lindsay, you are so cute.

Drewe Llyn said...

This is one of my favorites too! I bought a copy for myself in 1985. I'd love to purchase copies for my kids who are now 20, 17, and 13. Happy New Year!