Saturday, July 11, 2015

Book Review: 'The Christmas Visitors' by Karel Hayes.

✰✰✰✰✰ No sooner did the summer visitors leave the cottage behind, than the winter visitors moved in. While the bear family begins to prepare for the Christmas holiday, the human family decides on a whim to return to the cottage for the holidays. When the human family arrives without any presents, decorations, or food, the bear family decides to save the holidays in a spectacular, secret way. Check out this charming holiday treat featuring a tale of two very different, yet similar, families.

The Bottom Line: This is the third book in Hayes's Visitor series, but you do not have to read them in order. Hayes's beautiful watercolors illustrate this simple, heartfelt story. Instead of rushing through this picture book, you'll want to spend time looking at all the details in the pictures. This holiday tale of family and sharing is perfect for children ages 4 and up.

Details: The Christmas Visitors written & illustrated by Karel Hayes. Hardcover picture book published by Down East Books in 2013. 32 p. ISBN: 978-1-60893-248-1

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