Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Book Review: 'Jingle Bells' as told by Iza Trapani

✰✰✰✰ With verses written to the tune of the classic song Jingle Bells, the reader follows two children as they travel the world in a sleigh through a growing snowstorm. Along the way they observe holiday traditions in many countries including Mexico, Sweden, Kenya, and more. The children return home with a sleighful of new friends just in time to celebrate.

The Bottom Line: This sweet holiday tale is filled with colorful, festive watercolors. The story puts a spotlight on celebrating diversity, making it perfect for school or library story times. Trapani has also thoughtfully included a page describing Christmas traditions in the featured countries and a page with the music and words to Jingle Bells.

Details: Jingle Bells as told & illustrated by Iza Trapani. Hardcover picture book published by Charlsebridge in 2005. 32  p. ISBN: 1-58089-095-4 

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