A Small Christmas (Library Binding)

By Wong Herbert Yee

Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, 9780618326129, 32pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2004



It’s Christmas Eve, and Fireman Small has had a busy day—he 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.

Praise For A Small Christmas

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.
Horn Book

A well-timed reminder that small bodies can hold big hearts.
Kirkus Reviews

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.
Booklist, ALA