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Five Christmas Friends: A Count & Slide Christmas Book (Board book)
Children can learn to count to five with this festive Christmas board book that features sliders to slide and flaps to lift.
One happy Santa Claus is waving, "Ho! Ho! Ho!" Two chilly snowman friends are playing in the snow.
Children can learn to count to five with these friendly and festive Christmas friends! Snowmen friends, elves, cheerful birds, visiting reindeer, and even Santa himself star in this fun story that features sliders to slide and flaps to lift on every spread. Discover what the characters are busy doing to get ready for Christmas while learning to count!
About the Author
Danielle McLean is a children's book editor who lives in South London, England. When she's not writing and editing children's books, she can be found in ballet class pursuing her other childhood dream.
Rosalind Maroney works from her home studio on top of a hill overlooking houses and the sea. She lives with her partner and two children who love picture books as much as she does. Rosalind was originally a Product Designer, designing things for kids all over the world. She's really happy that she still gets to design toys as well as illustrating books!
A holiday novelty book for counting from one to five.
Below or beside a number in large font on the verso of each spread is a line of text that begins with that number spelled out in capital letters. The book features small cutout images that little fingers can slide left and right. The cover itself includes a red bird for sliding, nestled between a brown-skinned elf and a White Santa. On the next spread, moving Santa’s mittened hand reveals (at the bottom of the page) a mouse in a window. “TWO chilly snowman friends” toss a snowball; when sliding that snowball, a mouse connected to it skates on a pond of ice. Turn the wheel by the “FOUR happy cardinals” to find items emblematic of the Christmas holiday in a birdhouse window and on the cover of a songbook the birds hold. The mouse shows up on every page, including the final spread where “FIVE flying reindeer” find the mouse behind a door flap. A simple, unobtrusive rhyme scheme, fitting for the attention span of toddlers, avoids an annoying singsong cadence or forced rhyming. The level of information is well suited for youngsters already familiar with secular Christmas traditions…. Useful in libraries, day cares, and homes where nonreligious Christmas board books are in demand. (Board book. 2-5)—Kirkus Reviews