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Just Right for Christmas Hardcover – Sep 11 2012

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Nosy Crow; Reprint edition (Sept. 11 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0763661740
  • ISBN-13: 978-0763661748
  • Product Dimensions: 28.3 x 0.9 x 25.7 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 540 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #115,581 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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This is a delightful tale with a nice rhyming cadence, a well-paced and clever buildup, and satisfying ending. The vibrant acrylic illustrations are charming and filled with action, fine for group storytime or bedtime sharing.
—School Library Journal

The endearing mixed-media illustrations, often arranged on the page within a simple sewing pattern, effectively capture the joy of the season. The warm message of the closeness of family pervades both text and pictures, and the final two-page spread brings all the inhabitants together, ice-skating in their brand-new finery—a lovely communal touch.
—Booklist onilne

About the Author

Birdie Black is Kate Wilson, managing director of Nosy Crow. She has twenty-five years of experience in publishing, most of it in children’s publishing, and has written several books. She was looking for a story that was all about the joy of giving at Christmas, and she couldn’t find one, so she wrote one. She lives in London, England, with her husband and two children.

Rosalind Beardshaw has illustrated several picture books for children. A television star and artist named Rolf Harris visited her school when she was ten years old and inspired her to draw and draw and draw. She’s still drawing today. She lives in York, England with her partner, young son, and baby daughter.

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Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This is a really cute story! The characters are cute and the story has a nice flow. It has a good message without being cheesy and I really like that it's not a "Santa" story, it's about giving something special to the people we love. This is definitely one that is going to be a favorite to read Christmas time.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Cute story!! Dec 7 2012
By sandyc - Published on
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I ordered 3 of these books for Christmas. The message of Christmas sharing is excellent, pictures are nice and bright. The children I bought for are probably a little young to get the message, but it is a cute story.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Delightful Christmas Tale May 18 2013
By Mary J - Published on
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This was a lovely Christmas story with beautiful illustrations. I'm sure this book will be read each and every Christmas
for many years to come! Made a wonderful gift for family and friends!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Great book Jan. 30 2013
By bookish - Published on
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I liked it more than the 3 year old. Tale of how everyone gets joy no matter how small from a bolt of cloth. Encourages gratitude, resourcefulness, recycling and creativity.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
wonderful Christmas story! April 26 2013
By T. Jones - Published on
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This is a wonderful story of what is leftovers, or trash, for one is something perfect, or "Just Right" as the title states, for another. I purchased this book for my personal collection, but I will certainly be using it for my preschool storytime at the library!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Cute story Dec 26 2012
By My kids mom - Published on
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This Christmas tale is very sweet and the illustrations are charming. My four-year old really liked the story. A fun addition to our Christmas books.