Hello, friends! Our book today is How Many Sleeps ‘Til Christmas? by Joff Brown and Gabriele Tafuni, a delightful holiday board book to help readers countdown to Christmas.
It’s that time of year again, the time when so many of us are asking: how many sleeps ‘til Christmas? Still, while we wait for the magic day, there’s plenty of holiday fun and festivities to partake in – shopping for presents, making gingerbread houses, making paper chains, decorating the tree… and maybe a few extra-magical holiday moments as well! Before you know it, the countdown will be over, and Christmas will be here!
Happy, cheerful holiday fun. This festive little title celebrates the Christmas holiday in all the ways kids love, from family activities like wrapping gifts and playing in snow to more enchanted and silly moments like snowmen having dance parties and reindeer practicing their flight patterns, all leading up to Christmas Day. Even better, the cozy, colorful illustrations feature a wonderfully diverse cast of families: multigenerational, LGBTQ+, single-parent, mixed-race, and in wonderful mix of skintones and body types. One child wears hearing aids, though this does result in the only hiccup of the book – a page in which Santa is sneaking around the hearing-impaired child’s room that features the line “if you listen closely”. A cringey oversight, but otherwise this was a treat to read aloud. The length is perfect for a storytime, and JJ loved the bouncy rhymes and holiday theming. A wonderful way to celebrate the countdown to Christmas, and we loved it. Baby Bookworm approved!
(Note: A copy of this book was provided to The Baby Bookworm by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.)