Whanganuilibrary.com
Normal view MARC view ISBD view

Christmas is coming! : an Advent book / illustrated by Katie Hickey.

By: Hickey, Katie.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: San Francisco, California : Chronicle Books, [2019]Description: 57 pages : colour illustrations ; 30 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781452174075; 1452174075.Subject(s): Advent -- Juvenile literature | Christmas -- Juvenile literature | Advent calendars -- Juvenile literature | Christmas cooking -- Juvenile literature | Handicraft -- Juvenile literatureDDC classification: 394.2663 Summary: "Building on the success of the Cookie Advent Cookbook, this inviting and interactive take on the traditional advent calendar is perfect for families who love to put their own spin on celebrating the holidays, offering fun and festive activities that can be fondly reenacted year after year."-- Provided by publisher.
Tags from this library: No tags from this library for this title. Log in to add tags.
Item type Current location Collection Call number Status Date due Barcode Item holds
Childrens Non-Fiction Davis (Central) Library
Children's Non-fiction
Children's Non-fiction 394.2 HIC Coming Soon T00826061
Childrens Non-Fiction Davis (Central) Library
Children's Non-fiction
Children's Non-fiction 394.2 HIC Available T00826063
Childrens Non-Fiction Gonville Library
Children's Non-fiction
Children's Non-fiction 394.2 HIC Available T00826060
Childrens Non-Fiction Mobile Library
Children's Non-fiction
Children's Non-fiction 394.2 HIC Available T00826062
Total holds: 0

Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Every day of December brings a delightful new Christmas tradition in this keepsake advent book. Each flap on the cover of the book reveals a clue to a festive activity that can be found inside the pages. It might be a recipe for a delicious homemade treat, instructions for a cozy craft, a game to play, a carol to sing, or a beautifully illustrated story to read with the whole family. This inviting twist on the traditional advent calendar is perfect for families who love to put their own spin on celebrating the holidays<br> <br> * Offers fun-filled activity based advent calendar for families<br> * Designed to be shared together year after year<br> * Beautifully illustrated with accessible and stylish images<br> <br> Fans of Once Upon a Magic Book and Cookie Advent Cookbook will love this book. <br> <br> This book is perfect for:<br> * Anyone who celebrates Christmas<br> * Families who love holiday traditions<br> * Parents, grandparents, and gift givers

"Building on the success of the Cookie Advent Cookbook, this inviting and interactive take on the traditional advent calendar is perfect for families who love to put their own spin on celebrating the holidays, offering fun and festive activities that can be fondly reenacted year after year."-- Provided by publisher.

Reviews provided by Syndetics

Publishers Weekly Review

The cover of this volume features advent windows that correspond with holiday crafts and other activities from the first of December through Christmas Eve. Corresponding spreads within the book reveal related activities for the Advent season. For the window that features an old-fashioned sleigh, the spread shows a lively "Seek & Find Snow Day" scene in which readers can find geese, a rooftop feline, and multiple sleds. Other projects include making seasonal treats, garlands, and "lunch bag luminarias." One activity invites readers to "Spread Christmas Cheer" by creating a care package for a child in need, and additional advent days feature classic carols, a telling of The Nutcracker, and Christmas jokes. Kickey's watercolor illustrations have a quaintly old-fashioned appearance; they feature diverse families taking part in the bustling activities, festive spot art, and characters from the traditional stories and songs. A hands-on approach to building holiday anticipation that keeps readers creatively engaged. Ages 5--10. (Oct.)

Kirkus Book Review

A front-cover advent calendar with die-cut flaps cues 24 seasonal activities for the run-up to Christmas.Between guidelines for a letter to Santa on Dec. 1 and the full text of " 'Twas the Night Before Christmas" on Dec. 24, Hickey assembles a mix of amusements. These include games, recipes, luminarias and other crafts, jokes ("How does a sheep say Merry Christmas'?" "Fleece Navidad!"), and songsplus retold versions of "The Elves and the Shoemaker" and The Nutcracker. The illustrations, as cozy as the contents, offer festoons of evergreens and ornaments and depictions of tidy homes and small businesses nestled closely together in snowy landscapes; yummy treats; and wrapped gifts. Sweater-clad figures (both white and people of color) celebrate in various combinations before all coming together in a crowded living room to open presents on Christmas morning. Except for the occasional carol and hanging star, it's a secularized and nonsectarian view of the holiday season, but the values of sharing, giving, eating together, and otherwise valuing family and community all receive proper notice. With the exception of the luminarias, traditions depicted skew toward generic Western European/North American observances.Safeif unexceptional of content (and physically problematic in library settings). (Novelty anthology. 6-9) Copyright Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.