In Small, Medium & Large, Jane Monroe Donovan's
captivating illustrations tell the story of a young girl who wishes
for a very special Christmas present. Christmas morning reveals
not one but three special gifts sitting under the tree--one small,
one medium, and one large!
I typically don't like children's books without words--the only
text in the book is an unfinished letter to Santa Claus and later
a note to say "Thank you." However, the beautifully detailed artwork
of the girl, cozy Christmas decorations, and new "friends" playing
in the snow charmed and warmed my heart. The scenes clearly convey
the thoughts and emotions of the little girl. It's very easy to
make up your own words or let your child use his/her imagination
to tell the story.
My animal-lover daughter, who prefers playing with stuffed puppies
and Barbie horses rather than dolls, loved looking at the pictures
of the girl with her new dog, horse, and cat. I enjoyed listening
to her giggle as she followed their frolic in the snow.
Small, Medium and Large is a classy hardback worth adding
to your young child's collection of holiday books. Sleeping Bear
Press offers this timeless tale for $15.95. It's the perfect book
for children who like to make up their own stories!