Tuesday, December 1

christmas books...day 1

Welcome to Christmas Books... Day ONE!
I feel like there is really only one place to start in our stack.
Her illustrations are a story in themselves. Her attention to detail is astounding. Her stories are adorable.
Let's read Jan Brett...

The Mitten
Suspend reality and pretend all these animals would actually all want to be together. Once you've done that, you're ready for a sweet story with a funny ending!
The Hat
I suppose some would say this has a lot to do with peer pressure. We just enjoy watching the clothesline at the top of every page!

The Three Snow Bears
This version of Goldilocks takes place in an Inuit village. I pretty much love any "fractured" fairy tale, and this is no exception. I love the side story too of the dogs being rescued by the bears.

A couple other goodies that I love, but just don't own...

If you've made it this far, you probably love Jan Brett and know about her website. If you haven't been there, PLEASE do yourself a favor and go check it out. She knows how to show off her stuff! There are games, activities, videos, etc etc etc. I get lost there!!!
And don't worry... I didn't forget about the gingerbread. Those are coming later!


Lisa @ Life with 4! said...

Hey, I'm so glad you chose to highlight Jan Brett. Her stories and illustrations are amazing!! I know I mentioned earlier that she is our very favorite!! And yes, we've already checked out her website. It's alot of fun there.

Our favorites are The Hat and Annie and the Wild Animals.

maryanne said...

My mom gave Emma a compilation of Jan Brett's winter stories, and it's one of her favorite books!