The Best Christmas Ever
By Chih-Yuan Chen
(Heryin Books, Inc., Hardcover, 9780976205623, 48pp.)
Publication Date: September 2006
Categories: Holidays & Celebrations - Christmas & Advent
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Christmas at the Bear family household is slim this year, but Mother Bear and Father Bear create holiday spirit by adorning their home with decorations sewn from outgrown clothes and a tree assembled from gathered branches dusted with flour. Little Bear worries whether Santa will come and ultimately proves to be the most resourceful to ensure that gifts are under the tree. On Christmas day everyone has a presenta mended kite for Brother; a once-missing umbrella for Sister; a favorite old hat for Father; and, for Mother, a long-lost button that has been conspicuously missing from her red dress. This charming tale demonstrates that even the smallest person can give big gifts, requiring only love and ingenuity.
Chih-Yuan Chen is an illustrator of children's stories and the author of The Featherless Chicken; Guji Guji (a New York Times Top 10 children's bestseller); and On My Way to Buy Eggs (named a Best Children's Book by Publishers Weekly).