Friday, December 16, 2016

THE DOLL PEOPLE'S CHRISTMAS by Ann M. Martin and Laura Godwin / Book Review

By: Ann M. Martin & Laura Godwin
Illustrated by: Brett Helquist
Published by: Disney Hyperion
Released on: September 3rd, 2016
Series: The Doll People
Ages: 3 & up
Rating: 3 Owlets - It's A Good Read
Purchase from: Disney | Amazon | B&N
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I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review

Christmas is Annabelle Doll's favorite time of year. But when her favorite tree topper breaks and the doll family is moved downstairs with the rather unfriendly cat, will a different tradition ruin everything? Or will the Christmas spirit be enough to helming Annabelle realize all she needs for a truly perfect holiday is to share it with her family? 

Wonderful illustrations, and a great message about friendship, and what the Christmas season is all about. Fans of the middle grade, The Doll People series, will enjoy seeing their favorite characters brought to life with Brett Helquist's illustrations. 

A cute Christmas story, The Doll People's Christmas has all the same characters from the series middle grade readers have come to love. When something happens, and Annabelle and her family and friends are moved from their beloved home, Annabelle learns that Christmas is more than the decorations, gifts, and a beautifully decorated Christmas tree. We enjoyed our first introduction to The Doll People, though I did feel like something was missing towards to the end of the story. However, this is a good story for kids, and one older fans of The Doll People may enjoy. 

*Please note, that this book is a Christmas picture book featuring the characters from The Doll People book series, and is targeted for younger readers, and not the targeted age for the original middle grade series. 

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.
~ Anonymous ~