A Small Christmas
By Wong Herbert Yee
Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, Library Binding, 9780618326129, 32pp.
Publication Date: October 1, 2004
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It’s Christmas Eve, and Fireman Small has had a busy dayhe helped Mayor Mole find a Christmas tree, and he decorated it from tip to toe. When he arrives back at Firehouse Nine, all Fireman Small wants is a good night’s sleep before Christmas morning.
But a crash and a muffled ho-ho-ho suddenly wake him up. Rushing downstairs, Fireman Small discovers that he has a big problem on his hands.
Join Fireman Small as he takes to the snow-covered streets to save Christmas the best way he knows how. With him at the reins, it may not be reindeer hooves that you hear on your rooftop.
Wong Herbert Yee lives in Michigan, where he writes and illustrates books for children including the Mouse and Mole series and the Fireman Small series. For a complete list of books by Wong Herbert Yee, visit www.houghtonmifflinbooks.com. For more information about Wong, visit his Web site at http://hometown.aol.com/wongherbertyee/
Readers will enjoy the same easy-flowing, rhyming text, nicely paced tension, and comical, charming watercolor cartoons found in the previous "Fireman Small" titles.
School Library Journal
Yee's rhyming text bounces along effortlessly, while amusing details in the cheery watercolors add to the holiday fun.
A well-timed reminder that small bodies can hold big hearts.
Though the story told in rhymed couplets will hold children's interet, the artwork will captivate them. Like Yee's original Fireman Small (1996)...this has plenty of appeal.