by Karma Wilson and Jane Chapman
It’s the day before Christmas, and Bear’s friends have gathered in his lair to wake him up to celebrate the holiday. They get a tree, pop corn and bake fruitcake, and hang stockings and hum songs. The others doze off, but Bear keeps busy wrapping presents, baking cookies, and decorating, unaware that a certain plump, red-suited gentleman is watching from outside the cave. The rhyming text sings, shouts, whispers, and crows, and the appealing acrylic illustrations are dear.
by Caralyn Buehner
Have you ever wondered what snowmen do for Christmas? Well, now’s your chance to find out! This snappy and entertaining [book] depicts all the best parts of the holiday, replete with icy treats and a snowman Kris Kringle.