Finding Christmas

illus. by Yee Von Chan. 32p. Albert Whitman. Oct. 2017. Tr $16.99. ISBN 9780807524336.
PreS-Gr 1—In a little burrow in the woods, three animal friends are preparing for Christmas. Mouse still needs to find a Christmas present for Hare, so she ventures outside and comes upon a sick swallow lying in the snow. Together the friends carry the bird back to their burrow and take care of her using the Christmas gifts they had intended for each other. Watercolor-and-ink illustrations in a pleasant wintry palette exude coziness; while the scale of the animals is somewhat puzzling (Swallow is far bigger than even Squirrel and Hare), this does not detract from the overall appeal.
VERDICT A sweet holiday tale about caring and sharing.

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