Just Right for Christmas

Just Right for Christmas Cover

Just Right for Christmas

By Birdie Black; Rosalind Beardshaw (Illustrator)

Nosy Crow, Hardcover, 9780763661748, 24pp.

Publication Date: September 11, 2012

Description
In this celebration of the joy of giving, one snowy Christmas eve, a king buys some soft, red cloth to make the perfect Christmas gift for his daughter. Little does he know that the left-over cloth will be used to make presents for many more of the kingdom's inhabitants, right down to the last teeny bit of cloth which is made into a scarf just right for a mouse.


About the Author
Birdie Black is Kate Wilson, managing director of Nosy Crow. She has twenty-five years of experience in publishing, most of it in children s publishing, and has written several books. She was looking for a story that was all about the joy of giving at Christmas, and she couldn t find one, so she wrote one. She lives in London, England, with her husband and two children.

Rosalind Beardshaw has illustrated several picture books for children. A television star and artist named Rolf Harris visited her school when she was ten years old and inspired her to draw and draw and draw. She s still drawing today. She lives in York, England with her partner, young son, and baby daughter."


Praise For Just Right for Christmas

This is a delightful tale with a nice rhyming cadence, a well-paced and clever buildup, and satisfying ending. The vibrant acrylic illustrations are charming and filled with action, fine for group storytime or bedtime sharing.
—School Library Journal

The endearing mixed-media illustrations, often arranged on the page within a simple sewing pattern, effectively capture the joy of the season. The warm message of the closeness of family pervades both text and pictures, and the final two-page spread brings all the inhabitants together, ice-skating in their brand-new finery—a lovely communal touch.
—Booklist onilne