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Happy Christmas, Honey!
Godwin, Laura.
Personal Author:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Margaret K. McElderry Books, [2002]

Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Honey the cat and Happy the dog celebrate Christmas in their own way.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 0.9 0.5 66568.
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READER Juvenile Current Holiday Item Childrens Area-Holiday
READER Juvenile Fiction Readers
READER Juvenile Current Holiday Item Holiday
READER Juvenile Current Holiday Item Readers

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In this lively holiday story, Honey is being her most helpful self--or so she thinks. Happy has a job for her. Honey will help him wait for Santa. Full-color illustrations.

Reviews 3

Booklist Review

K^-Gr. 1. New readers can have some holiday fun with this addition to the Happy Honey series. Happy is a dog; Honey is a striped kitten. Honey wants to help with the holiday preparations, but, as might be expected, Happy isn't excited about the prospect: most of his dialogue consists of his saying, "No, no, Honey," as she tries to decorate the tree, wrap the presents, and sing carols. Finally, Happy has an idea. He will ask Honey to help him wait for Santa. What does that entail? A nice long snooze in front of the fireplace. Chapman's standout renderings of the lumbering dog and playful cat, placed against crisp white backgrounds, fit just right with the short but telling text. Kids may see a bit of themselves in the helpful Honey. --Ilene Cooper

Publisher's Weekly Review

After Honey the cat causes mishap after mishap, Happy the dog intercedes and convinces Honey to do what pets do best: simply relax and wait for Santa to fill their stockings in Happy Christmas, Honey! by Laura Godwin, illus. by Jane Chapman. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

School Library Journal Review

K-Gr 1-Honey the kitten wants to help with Christmas preparations. Unfortunately, everything she attempts turns to disaster. When she tries to help put up the tree, she knocks off half the decorations. When she lends a paw making cookies, she leaves a huge mess. And the less said about her singing, the better. Happy the dog finally figures out just the right job for Honey. She will help him wait by the fire for Santa to come. The appealing acrylic illustrations surrounded by plenty of white space enhance and expand the spare text. Beginning readers will enjoy this holiday entry in the series.-M. A. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.