Christmas with Rita and Whatsit
Publication Date: October 2009
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Rita and Whatsit have a lot to do to get ready for Christmas, including writing to Santa (he needs a few suggestions, of course), decorating the tree (with sausages), and making a delicious snack for Santa and the reindeer. Together, Rita and Whatsit are more than a match for all these challenges. But the hardest part comes last—staying in bed!
Jean-Philippe Arrou-Vignod was born in Bordeaux, France. He is a teacher, editor, and the author of many books for children and adults. He lives in the suburbs of Paris.
Olivier Tallec has illustrated numerous children's books. He lives in Paris.
"...brings understated holiday elegance new meaning....Artist Olivier Tallec uses lines like an old master--combining the best qualities of cartoon, decoration, sketch, and doodle. Author Jean-Philippe Arrou-Vignods ironic humor creates a subtly charming bit of light holiday play."
"The amusing story is simple enough for the youngest listeners, and older kids will enjoy the sly touches, as will grown-ups."