The Resource The ABCs of Christmas, by Jill Howarth

The ABCs of Christmas, by Jill Howarth

Label
The ABCs of Christmas
Title
The ABCs of Christmas
Statement of responsibility
by Jill Howarth
Creator
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This sparkly board book features clever word illustrations
Tone
Review
  • Howarth (Jingle Bells) takes children on an alphabetical tour of Christmas through vintage-looking graphics that hark back to the work of Mary Blair and her contemporaries. The alliterative rhymes are well-constructed, though Howarth sometimes stretches to create holiday connections: “Angel singing sweet and clear./ Bunny biking far and near” (Howarth’s rabbit is dressed warmly for winter, and its bicycle has peppermint candy wheels, but still). Regardless, her handsome and boldly colored images of retro Christmas tree ornaments, an elf riding a reindeer rocking chair, a trim ice-skating Santa, and other recognizable holiday elements should please kids and design-minded parents alike. Up to age 3. Agent: Jennifer Nelson, Jennifer Nelson Artists. (Sept.) --Staff (Reviewed 09/26/2016) (Publishers Weekly, vol 263, issue 39, p)
  • Little ones are taught their ABCs with Christmas iconography.A CAT nibbles on a candy cane, and FOXES sing holiday carols, while LANTERNS glow and ORNAMENTS sparkle on festive trees. Christmas is in the air, and so are the letters of the alphabet. Each letter gets a corresponding Christmas illustration, charmingly colored and cozily composed. The easily read text beneath each picture forms rhyming couplets ("GEESE with gumdrops stacked up tall. / HOME is where we deck the halls"), with the key word set in all caps. The imagery mixes spiritual and secular icons side by side: there are baby JESUS, SANTA, the "Three kind KINGS," and (a little mystifyingly) "UNICORNS donning underwear." The warm color palette draws little readers in, and the illustrations have a gingerbread-cookie aesthetic, though there is no real attempt to include Christmas traditions such as luminaria from nondominant cultures. The picture that groups a stereotypical Eskimo, an igloo, and some penguins will madden many readers on both cultural and geographical fronts. A sweet but standard-issue Christmas read. (Board book. 1-3)(Kirkus Reviews, January 1, 2017)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10527788
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Howarth, Jill
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • -2
  • -2
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Alphabet
  • Christmas stories
  • Alphabet
  • Christmas stories
Target audience
juvenile
Label
The ABCs of Christmas, by Jill Howarth
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Cover title
  • On board pages
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
18 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780762461257
Isbn Type
(boardbook)
Lccn
2016591327
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
Stock number
BRO-copy20161214-074
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn946903235
  • (OCoLC)946903235
  • 455824
Label
The ABCs of Christmas, by Jill Howarth
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Cover title
  • On board pages
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
18 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780762461257
Isbn Type
(boardbook)
Lccn
2016591327
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
Stock number
BRO-copy20161214-074
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn946903235
  • (OCoLC)946903235
  • 455824

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