Nice Animal Book for the Holidays

Nice Animal Book for the Holidays

Jan Brett's Home for Christmas, released this November, 2011 from Putnam Juvenile is a treat for animal fans young and old. The story centers around the adventures of Rollo the troll. When Rollo is faced with the prospect of doing chores, he decides to leave home and he strikes out on his own. Along the way, Rollo is taken in by different animal families who live in the forest. Rollo tries living with a moose family, a bear family, an owl family, some river otters, and even a hungry lynx. As fall turns to winter, Rollo decides his family is not so bad, after all, and he returns home just in time for the Christmas celebrations.

Jan Brett's illustrations are as appealing and beautiful as ever, with stunning detail and irresistible charm in each picture. The animals are appropriately cute, yet realistic enough to give the reader a sense of being surrounded in wild Nature. The story is set in a forest in Scandinavia, and the landscape is gorgeously portrayed. A look through this book makes it clear why Jan Brett is a New York Times bestselling author and illustrator—her work is brilliant!

Home for Christmas is available in hardcover format, making it fairly durable and doing justice to the quality of the book's contents. Suitable for children ages three and up, this is a great book to read aloud to even the littlest animal lovers. Home for Christmas is available now through online retailers and at your local booksellers.