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If Animals Celebrated Christmas

If Animals Celebrated Christmas

Ann Whitford Paul; illustrated by David Walker

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)


In the same vein as If Animals Kissed Good Night, this new picture book from Ann Whitford Paul and David Walker explores how different members of the animal kingdom might spend the Christmas season.

If animals said Merry Christmas like we do . . .how would they say it? Tortoise would hiss a holiday wish. Crane would croon joyful carols, and Mama and Papa Buffalo would kiss beneath the mistletoe. Across the animal kingdom, every creature would celebrate this magical season. If Animals Celebrated Christmas is sure to be a holiday favorite!

Praise for If Animals Celebrated Christmas

“Beyond cute, without sliding into saccharine. . .The illustrations, with washes of color and starry skies, are done on a flat plane that brings the action close. The rhymes and action words throughout provide extra pep for this already-spirited tale.” —Booklist -

Ann Whitford Paul; illustrated by David Walker

Ann Whitford Paul and David Walker collaborated on If Animals Kissed Good Night and Little Monkey Says Good Night, a Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year, which Kirkus Reviews praised as "a perfect good-night read." Ms. Paul lives in Los Angeles, California. Mr. Walker lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

image of Ann Whitford Paulo
Sonya Sones
image of David Walkero
Meghan Caudill

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

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