Perfect Christmas

Perfect Christmas Cover

Perfect Christmas

By Eileen Spinelli; JoAnn Adinolfi (Illustrator)

Henry Holt & Company, Hardcover, 9780805087024, 32pp.

Publication Date: October 25, 2011


Family one: exquisite pastries, a beautifully trimmed tree, and festive cello music.

Family two: an artificial tree, rock hard candy, and custom kazoo carols.

Full of silly humor, this cheerful picture book proves that no matter how you celebrate Christmas, it's the spirit of the holiday that counts the most.

About the Author
Eileen Spinelli is a poet and picture book author with a talent for lovable stories that tug at the heart. She is the author of more than forty books for children, including Heat Wave, When You Are Happy, I Know It s Autumn, Thanksgiving at the Tappletons, Sophie s Masterpiece, and Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch. Ms. Spinelli lives in Wayne, Pennsylvania.

JoAnn Adinolfi is the illustrator of "Halloween Hoots and Howls" and "The Perfect Thanksgiving". She lives in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

Praise For Perfect Christmas

"...tasteful and tacky go head-to-head in “The Perfect Christmas,” a lighthearted study in contrasting holiday styles." “…the jolly collage art ties it all together, depicting each family’s traditions with finesse.” --Horn Book Magazine “This is a cheerful, funny, and respectful portrayal of two very different families and their holiday celebrations.” --School Library Journal