Wednesday, December 16, 2015

ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS YOU by Mariah Carey / Book Review

By: Mariah Carrey
Illustrated by: Colleen Madden
Published by: Double Day Books
Released on: November 10th, 2015
Ages: 3-7
Purchase from: Penguin Random HouseAmazon | B&N
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Ratings: 4 Owlets - We Enjoyed It!
*I received this book to review, in exchange for my honest review

Mariah Carey's All I Want for Christmas Is You, one of the bestselling and most beloved songs of all time, brings Christmas joy to countless listeners of all ages every year. And now its classic lyrics will bring that same holiday spirit to readers of all ages in this one-of-a-kind picture book about a young girl whose greatest Christmas wish is for a new puppy! Full of festive December moments with family, friends, presents, and of course, Santa Claus—and featuring lively yuletide illustrations alongside the complete song lyrics—All I Want for Christmas Is You will become a cherished part of your family's Christmas traditions for many years to come.

Includes a special Christmas letter from Mariah to her fans!

An adorable illustrated children's book based on Mariah Carey's hit Christmas song, ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS YOU. While the story itself is based on the lyrics of Mariah's hit song, which is about someone who longs for someone they love to come home for Christmas, the book is about a young girl who only wants a puppy for Christmas. While I wasn't a huge fan of these lyrics being turned into a children's picture book, the illustrations totally won me over. 

The illustrations themselves really make this book worth picking up. They are simply adorable. They really bring this story to life, and make it relatable for children, whether or not they're wanting a furry pet of their own for Christmas. The illustrations take readers through the Holiday season with the young girl. From Christmas shopping, to seeing Santa Claus, making crafts, playing in the snow, and so forth, all she wants is a puppy for Christmas. With it's cute illustrations, I'd say this is one picture book that would be worth picking up this Christmas season. 
I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves. ~ Anna Quindlen

Good children's literature appeals not only to
the child in the adult, but to the adult in the child.
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