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Merry Christmas, Little Pookie, by Sandra Boynton

Label
Merry Christmas, Little Pookie
Title
Merry Christmas, Little Pookie
Statement of responsibility
by Sandra Boynton
Creator
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"It's Christmastime for Pookie! And that means a walk in the snow, and company coming." --
Member of
Tone
Illustration
Review
  • It’s Christmas Eve, and the eponymous porcine character is out the door as soon as snowflakes start to fall. Snowsuit-clad in festive colors, Pookie and Pookie’s mother walk in the snow until “our noses are frozen.” Next, the two make paper garlands, turn on Christmas lights, and bake cookies. After family and friends arrive for a sing-along, it’s time to hang stockings and head to bed: “Tomorrow is Christmas,/ and when it is light,/ we will open our presents./ But for now, it’s good night.” Boynton’s big-snouted pig characters and easy-to-read lines again provide a warm and gently humored outing. Up to age 5. (Sept.) --Staff (Reviewed 09/24/2018) (Publishers Weekly, vol 265, issue 39, p)
  • Seven years after Little Pookie (2011) first appeared, this popular piglet is finally celebrating Christmas. "Oh Pookie! Come look! It's beginning to snow," says a maternal-looking pig. But where did Pookie go? Past the Christmas tree, to put on a snowsuit of course. Pookie's ever cheerful mama is willing to go out too. After all, "It's a magical time to be walking with you." When she observes, "Our noses are frozen. It's time to go in," Pookie protests in typical toddler style: "But I'm not c-c-c-cold!" The next three pages highlight indoor holiday preparations—making paper garlands, baking and decorating cookies. The rhyming text mirrors the spare illustrations. A spidery type that emulates handwriting makes it clear when Pookie is speaking. Then "the doorbell is ringing. / Our family and friends have arrived for the singing." The second-to-last spread shows Pookie, mama, and six other pigs—and Boynton's requisite chicken—singing ("Con brio"), "MER-RY CHRIST-MAS! MER-RY CHRIST-MAS! AND A HAP-PY NEW YEAR!" Conveniently, this text is placed beneath the musical notation. Finally Pookie hangs a stocking and goes off to bed without any fuss, anticipating presents on Christmas morning. The small size, a predictable winter adventure, and Boynton's very toddlerlike character make this a fine stocking stuffer or an ideal Christmas Eve read to share with other little piggies. (Board book. 18 mos.-3) (Kirkus Reviews, January 1, 2019)
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(Source of summary not specified)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10691737
Cataloging source
MDK
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Boynton, Sandra
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • -2
  • -2
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Little Pookie
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Swine
  • Holidays
  • Snow
  • Entertaining
  • JUVENILE FICTION / Holidays & Celebrations / Christmas & Advent
  • JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Pigs
  • JUVENILE FICTION / Humorous Stories
  • Board books
  • Christmas stories
  • Entertaining
  • Holidays
  • Snow
  • Swine
  • Mother and child
Target audience
preschool
Label
Merry Christmas, Little Pookie, by Sandra Boynton
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
On board pages
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1051002455
Dimensions
15 cm.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781534437241
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1051002455
Label
Merry Christmas, Little Pookie, by Sandra Boynton
Publication
Copyright
Note
On board pages
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1051002455
Dimensions
15 cm.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781534437241
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1051002455

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