Peter Spier's Christmas!
Peter Spier ~ Doubleday, 1983
Though there are millions and millions of people in the world who celebrate Christmas but will never see one as idyllic as this... still, you can't help but look at these pages and feel a huge sense nostalgia and warmth for the season. In true Peter Spier style, we see the holiday played out from beginning to end. From the big events like trimming the tree and the Christmas Eve church service to smaller moments like the UPS man arriving and the selection of a frozen turkey. More true to life for the suburban family than anything, Peter's uber-detailed Christmas begins at the shopping mall and ends in a huge heap on the curb with all the joy, wonder and frivolity that comes in between.
Told without words in illustrated, blocked scenes, the pictures will melt even the most Scroogy heart. If you could package up a roaring fire, egg nog and the twinkling lights of Kringle-time and put in into a book, well.... you'd have this one. Even if you don't celebrate the season, it's hard not to marvel at the artistic talent it takes to create a Christmas as perfect as this.Also by:
The Fox Went Out On a Chilly Evening
The Star-Spangled Banner
Gobble Growl Grunt
Little Bible Storybooks
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