The Smallest Gift of Christmas (Hardcover)

By Peter H. Reynolds

Candlewick Press (MA), 9780763661038, 40pp.

Publication Date: September 24, 2013



In Peter H. Reynolds's whimsical holiday story, young Roland learns that more isn t always better and rediscovers the magic of home. Roland can t wait for Christmas Day, and when the morning finally arrives he races downstairs to see what is waiting for him. What he sees stops him in his tracks. Could that tiny present really be what he had waited all year for? It has to be the smallest gift he had ever seen So Roland wishes for something bigger . . . and bigger . . . and bigger. But he's still convinced there must be a bigger gift somewhere in the universe. Will he know it when he sees it? Peter H. Reynolds's spare, free-spirited illustrations and heartwarming text make this be-carefulwhat-you-wish-forstory the perfect holiday gift.

About the Author

Peter H. Reynolds is a New York Times best-selling illustrator who has created many acclaimed books for children. In addition to his Creatrilogy "The Dot, Ish, "and "Sky Color" he is the author-illustrator of "Rose s Garden, The North Star, " and "So Few of Me" and the illustrator of Megan McDonald s Judy Moody and Stink series. Born in Canada, Peter H. Reynolds now lives in Dedham, Massachusetts."

Praise For The Smallest Gift of Christmas

A lovely story about the perfect holiday gift: family.—The Huffington PostA small book with a big heart.—USA Today