Jingle Bells: A Magical Cut-Paper Edition by James Lord Pierpont, illustrated by Niroot Puttapipat

Published by Candlewick

     

Summary:  The first verse of this famous song, written by James Lord Pierpont in 1857, is illustrated with beautiful silhouette drawings depicting a couple on their way to Christmas dinner.  Not surprisingly, their vehicle is a one-horse open sleigh, complete with green Christmas tree and red sack of gifts, which stand out as bright spots in the mostly black and white illustrations.  Alternating pages have delicate cut-paper illustrations, with a grand finale pop-up showing people gathered in around a Christmas tree in front of a snowy village.  12 pages; all ages.

Pros:  The beautiful artwork that will make this a holiday treasure to enjoy year after year.

Cons:  The conspicuous absence of Miss Fannie Bright.

Merry Christmas!

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