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Title:
Willow at Christmas
Author:
Ashforth, Camilla.
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Publication Information:
Cambridge, MA : Candlewick Press, 2002.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 20 cm
Summary:
Willow and Little Pig Pink prepare to celebrate Christmas with their friends and the animals on Paradise Farm.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 3.2 0.5 63560.
ISBN:
9780763618506
Format :
Book

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Summary

Delicate watercolors evoke the wonder of childhood as Willow, the gentle bear, prepares for a perfect Christmas with all of his friends on Paradise Farm. On the morning of Christmas Eve, Willow jumps out of bed, joyful to see that snow is falling. There's much to do - gathering holly, wrapping presents, and searching for just the right tree to trim with Little Pig Pink and the rest of his animal friends. Soon it's time to hang up the stockings and snuggle back into bed - with hopes that Santa Claus will come in the night.


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Booklist Review

PreS^-Gr. 2. Ashforth returns with another book about that sweet teddy bear, Willow, who lives at Paradise Farm. It is Christmas Eve day, the snow is falling, and there is so much to do. First, with his friend Little Pink Pig, Willow takes care of the chores, leading the sheep to a field and walking the horses. Then it is time for more congenial holiday tasks--picking holly, wrapping presents, and, finally, the all-important task of chopping down the Christmas tree. Christmas Eve couldn't be nicer, with friends dropping by and delivering presents to the animals. The next morning, there is a jumble of gifts, thanks to Santa's visit. Ashforth's straightforward text is given a delicate feel by soft watercolor-and-pencil art. Prettily filled with holiday detail, from gingerbread decorations to a table laden with holiday goodies, the pictures soothe and speak of the dearest kind of Christmas everyone hopes for. --Ilene Cooper


Publisher's Weekly Review

Pastoral watercolors set a quietly reflective tone for this distinctly English tale of a small teddy bear celebrating the holidays with his friends at Paradise Farm. Presented mostly in panels and in oval and square vignettes, the art suits the cozy (about 8" by 7") format. Ashforth offers a charmingly idealized view of the holidays, from decorating and baking to a Christmas Eve celebration with a trio of other teddies. The illustrations include a priceless view of Willow's best friend, Little Pig Pink, hopefully clutching his as-yet-empty stocking in his sleep. Ages 3-6. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved