Peter Spier's Christmas!

by Peter Spier | Children's Books |
ISBN: 9780385245807 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingGoryDetailswing of Nashua, New Hampshire USA on 9/29/2020
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Journal Entry 1 by wingGoryDetailswing from Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Tuesday, September 29, 2020
This slim softcover was among the books donated to the Nashua Public Library for distribution to the Little Free Libraries. I really love this book, and am always glad to find another release copy.

Spier is known for his intricately-illustrated children's books; this one, I think, is his best. There are no captions here, just a series of illustrations of a typical small-town Christmas in the US, from the commercial [Santa at the shopping center, street decorations] to the religious, and covering the preparations, the holiday itself, and the aftermath [the "Returns" counter, discarded piles of gift wrap and Christmas trees]. The details are extraordinary; every time I look at it I find something new, whether it's a cat hiding among the piles of presents or the look on the faces of the families gathered around the dinner table. Some of the scenes are heart-warming, some rather sad; many of them might have been taken intact from my own family's holiday pictures...

Journal Entry 2 by wingGoryDetailswing at Little Free Library, Jamie Rd in Dunstable, Massachusetts USA on Tuesday, December 01, 2020

Released 1 mo ago (12/1/2020 UTC) at Little Free Library, Jamie Rd in Dunstable, Massachusetts USA

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I left this book in the Little Free Library; hope someone enjoys it!

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*** Released for the 2020 What's in a Name challenge, for the embedded "Chris" in the title. ***

*** Released for the 2020 Decemberish Holiday challenge. ***

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