Friday, December 6, 2013

Friday Reads: Merry Christmas Mom and Dad by Mercer Mayer

Merry Christmas Mom and Dad is a sweet story about a little critter who just wants to be helpful over the holidays, but every time he tries, something goes wrong - either because he is too small or too "helpful".  As always, Mercer Mayer's illustrations are adorable and full of colour and life.   The story is a good length for a bedtime book.

My girls loved the illustrations and showed remarkable empathy towards the character throughout the book - they laughed when he did something funny, the "awww"ed when he did something breakable, etc... This isn't a book they have been reaching for a lot since, though.  It's not like the Sofia the First one that they "read" over and over to each other since.   That being said, I could see this one being one they will enjoy reading at Christmas time and will probably look for for their own kids one day.

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