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The Smallest Gift of Christmas
by Peter H. Reynolds


Overview - In Peter H. Reynolds's whimsical holiday story, young Roland learns that more isn't always better -- and rediscovers the magic of home.

Roland can't wait for Christmas Day, and when the morning finally arrives he races downstairs to see what is waiting for him.  Read more...


 
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Overview
In Peter H. Reynolds's whimsical holiday story, young Roland learns that more isn't always better -- and rediscovers the magic of home.

Roland can't wait for Christmas Day, and when the morning finally arrives he races downstairs to see what is waiting for him. What he sees stops him in his tracks. Could that tiny present really be what he had waited all year for? It has to be the smallest gift he had ever seen So Roland wishes for something bigger . . . and bigger . . . and bigger. But he's still convinced there must be a bigger gift somewhere in the universe. Will he know it when he sees it? Peter H. Reynolds's spare, free-spirited illustrations and heartwarming text make this be-carefulwhat-you-wish-for
story the perfect holiday gift.

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780763661038
  • ISBN-10: 0763661031
  • Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)
  • Publish Date: September 2013
  • Page Count: 40
  • Reading Level: Ages 3-7
  • Dimensions: 8.51 x 7.84 x 0.45 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.69 pounds


Related Categories

Books > Juvenile Fiction > Holidays & Celebrations - Christmas & Advent
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Social Themes - Emotions & Feelings
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Social Themes - Values & Virtues

 
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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2013-09-16
  • Reviewer: Staff

A boy with grand holiday expectations discovers that size is relative when it comes to gifts. Roland’s Christmas-morning anticipation quickly turns to frustration when he spies “the smallest gift he had ever seen” waiting for him under the tree. He promptly makes a series of wishes, “as hard as he could,” for something bigger—and a parade of increasingly larger presents appears. His quest for a gift of truly worthy heft leads him into outer space, where he gains a new appreciation for the faraway, tiny Earth—his home. Roland’s red polka-dot pajamas are among the splashes of holiday color in the spirited vignettes that playfully accent ample white space and Reynolds’s brief, hand-lettered text. Ages 3–7. Agent: Holly McGhee, Pippin Properties. (Sept.)

 
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