One very special Christmas Eve, Bunting and the rest of the toys in the museum are gathered around the tree -- but what's this? There are no presents What can they do? Read more...
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One very special Christmas Eve, Bunting and the rest of the toys in the museum are gathered around the tree -- but what's this? There are no presents What can they do? The normally reserved Bunting has a wonderful idea. Why don't the toys give themselves to one another as gifts? The toys learn about the true gift of giving in this gentle and affectionate picture book from one of Britain's brightest new talents.
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2012-09-10
- Reviewer: Staff
After hours at the toy museum, a menagerie of vintage dolls, animals, and windup toys are dismayed to find no presents for them under the tree. Bunting, a dapperly outfitted toy cat, has the solution: “Friends! Toys! Dolls! Puppets!” he says, “It’s Christmas Eve! Let us not be downhearted! Why don’t we all give one another ourselves?” The toys wrap each other up as presents and quietly wait under the tree until Christmas morning. Lucas’s ink-and-watercolor spreads contrast sharp angles and geometric patterns with the soulful expressions of the heirloom toys, as they joyfully discover that togetherness is the best Christmas gift. Ages 3–up. (Sept.)