Mariah Carey's All I Want for Christmas Is You, one of the bestselling and most beloved songs of all time, brings Christmas joy to countless listeners of all ages every year. And now its classic lyrics will bring that same holiday spirit to readers of all ages in this one-of-a-kind picture book! Read more...
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Mariah Carey's All I Want for Christmas Is You, one of the bestselling and most beloved songs of all time, brings Christmas joy to countless listeners of all ages every year. And now its classic lyrics will bring that same holiday spirit to readers of all ages in this one-of-a-kind picture book! Full of festive December moments with family, friends, presents, and of course, Santa Claus—and featuring lively yuletide illustrations—All I Want for Christmas Is You will become a cherished part of your family's Christmas traditions for many years to come. ABOUT THIS AUTHOR...
MARIAH CAREY is the bestselling female musical artist of all time, with more than 200 million albums sold and eighteen Billboard Hot 100 #1 singles, more than any solo artist in history. She is the recipient of multiple Grammy Awards, twenty American Music Awards, Billboard’s Artist of the Decade Award, the World Music Award for World’s Bestselling Female Artist of the Millennium, and BMI’s Icon Award. For more information, visit mariahcarey.com. COLLEEN MADDEN is the author and illustrator of several children's books. She lives in the Philadelphia area with her husband and two sons.
- ISBN-13: 9780399551390
- ISBN-10: 0399551395
- Publisher: Doubleday Books for Young Readers
- Publish Date: November 2015
- Page Count: 32
- Reading Level: Ages 3-7
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2015-09-14
- Reviewer: Staff
How do you take a song with a line like I just want you here tonight,/ holding on to me so tight and make it work in a childrens book? Turn it into a story about a girl who wants a pet dog more than anything for Christmas. Using this approach, Careys classic 1994 Christmas song translates quite well to the picture book format and audience. Maddens artwork is integral to the books success, adding humorous touches throughout: her heroine (whose ash-blonde hair sweeps in front of one eye in a very Careylike manner) spends her pre-Christmas days baking dog-shaped cookies, making dog-themed ornaments, and building a snowdog, surrounded by a multicultural cast of children and adults. Does Santa make wish come true? Well, mom does. The repetitiveness of the lyrics is noticeable, but since most families will be singing, not reading, along with this one, its hardly a problem. Ages 37. Authors agent: Simon Green, CAA. Illustrators agent: Mela Bolinao, MB Artists. (Nov.)