A Trio of New Picture Books
Within a two-week span, Chronicle Books has a trio of delightful children's pictures books coming out. The first comes out today, September 20th, and is a whimsical story about Santa delivering presents, but he makes many mistakes along the way.
Presents Through the Window: A Taro Gomi Christmas Book has "windows" that Santa peeks in to determine who lives in each house. To a child's delight, Santa is often wrong. See what happens as you work your way through this book that's geared for ages two to five.
The Wish Tree by Kyo Maclear and Chris Turnham comes out on September 27th and is a charming tale of a boy's quest to find a magic tree that will grant him wishes. This book is also for ages two to five. A young boy heads out to find a magic tree, despite his siblings' disbelief. Alone with his sled, the young boy finds far more than he ever expected.
The final book in this trio is Claudia Rueda's Bunny Slopes, also for ages two to five. In this picture book, children tap, shake, and turn the book to help the bunny make a snowy hillside to ski down. The interaction created to go hand in hand with reading the story is perfect for an energetic little one.
With Christmas quickly approaching, this trio of wintry stories is a neat gift idea. All three are aimed for ages two to five, and I agree with that assessment. They're all perfect for new readers and have stories that draw you in.