Merry Christmas, Mary Christmas!

  • Interest Level: Preschool - Grade 3   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

Every year, the Christmas family puts up the biggest Christmas tree. They hang up the most lights. And their dog, Rudy, barks “Jingle Bells” for the entire neighborhood to hear. The Christmas family LOVES Christmas!

That is, all except for seven-year-old Mary Christmas. Mary wants to love it. But how do you make a Christmas celebration better when it’s already as big as can be? With some help from her family—and Rudy—Mary just may find a way to make this year’s celebration the merriest yet.

With oversized humor and heart, this story of spreading Christmas cheer is sure to become a holiday classic.

“Friedman makes the case that the best thing to do with abundance is to share it.”—Publishers Weekly

“The message that one person can bring about positive change, no matter the situation, is triumphant, and the idea that the holidays are for sharing is beautifully presented. . . . A merry selection, just perfect for storytimes highlighting the true meaning of Christmas.”—School Library Journal

Format Your Price
978-1-4677-9261-5
$13.49
978-1-5124-4855-9
$20.99
Interest Level Preschool - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Fiction, Picture Books
Category Holidays
Copyright 2017
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Carolrhoda Books ®
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2017-09-01
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV013000, JUV017000, JUV017010
Dewey [E]
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 9.25 x 11
Lexile 640
ATOS Reading Level 3.3
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 192442
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Reviewed

Awards

  • The Canadian Children's Book Centre Best Books for Kids & Teens, Winner, 2017

Reviews

School Library Journal

“The message that one person can bring about positive change, no matter the situation, is triumphant, and the idea that the holidays are for sharing is beautifully presented. . . . A merry selection, just perfect for storytimes highlighting the true meaning of Christmas.”—School Library Journal

Publishers Weekly

“Durst’s kinetic mixed-media cartoons convey the family’s over-the-top enthusiasm with humor and understanding as Friedman makes the case that the best thing to do with abundance is to share it.”—Publishers Weekly

Author: Laurie Friedman

Laurie Friedman is the author of the popular Mallory series, The Mostly Miserable Life of April Sinclair series, and many award-winning picture books. She lives in Florida.

Illustrator: Kathryn Durst

Kathryn Durst received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Animation in 2013, after an internship at Pixar Animation Studios for storyboarding in her third year. She loves working on children's entertainment, publications, and media—especially children's books and television series. She lives in Toronto, Canada.