Merry Christmas, Mary Christmas!
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.
|Interest Level||Preschool - Grade 3|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|Genre||Fiction, Picture Books|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Carolrhoda Books ®|
|Number of Pages||32|
- The Canadian Children's Book Centre Best Books for Kids & Teens
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
“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 grew up in Peterborough, Canada, and has been drawing ever since she could hold a pencil. She has a passion for children's illustration. She works in a variety of styles, using both traditional and digital mediums. Her art has been described as charming, whimsical, expressive, and full of life. Kathryn attended Sheridan College for the Bachelor of Applied Arts 2D Animation Program. In her third year, she completed her internship at Pixar Animation Studios for storyboarding. She also works as an animator, filmmaker, and puppeteer. Kathryn also loves dancing, sewing, sculpting, playing accordion, cooking, and hanging out with her mini dachshund, Chili Dog. She is based in Toronto.