Christmas Picture Book Reviews

Little Fairy's Christmas by Daniela Drescher

Little Fairy’s Christmas
by Daniela Drescher

4 out of 5 stars

Faith the fairy is lost out in the snow and can’t find her way home. She is cold and hungry, but some of the animals help her. She meets an elf child who is also lost. They see a mysterious light in the forest, and discover that it is Father Christmas travelling to deliver gifts!

This story is so cute and enchanting! I loved the magic of the story and the way Faith meets each of the animals and creatures and they help her, or sometimes she is able to help them.

The illustrations are very dreamy and sweet. There are little animals in the background, hiding behind branches and drifts of snow in the forest. I love the delicate lines and misty colors in the art style!

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a free and honest review. All the opinions stated here are my own true thoughts, and are not influenced by anyone.

I Love You More Than Christmas by Ellie Hattie

I Love You More Than Christmas
by Ellie Hattie, Tim Warnes (Goodreads Author) (Illustrations)

5 out of 5 stars

Little Bear loves to celebrate Christmas! They love the gift wrapping, the tree ornaments, the caroling, and the Christmas cookies. They love the twinkle lights and the Christmas cards. But there is one thing the Bear family loves more than all the fancy Christmas celebrations… they love each other. “The gift of Christmas is only as wonderful as the love it’s wrapped in.”

This is such a sweet book! It’s funny because every time that someone in the Bear family starts to say, “…the thing that I love more than Christmas is…” then they get interrupted before they can say “YOU!” At the very end at bedtime on Christmas Eve, they finally finish the phrase. It’s really hilarious how they keep getting interrupted.

I just love the beautiful writing style, partly in rhyme and partly in prose. It really captures the magic of Christmas!

The illustrations are absolutely gorgeous! I love the festive colors and the cute designs for the animals characters.

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a free and honest review. All the opinions stated here are my own true thoughts, and are not influenced by anyone.

The Gnomes' Winter Journey by Ernst Kreidolf

The Gnomes’ Winter Journey
by Ernst Kreidolf

3 out of 5 stars

When the first snow falls, the forest gnomes know that the Winter Queen will be coming to the mountain for a festival celebration. They travel to see their cousins, the mountain gnomes, but can they arrive on time for the feast? They lose their way among the drifts of snow, and ask for directions and help from magical creatures like snow fairies and mischievous squirrels.

This is a magical story! I love how imaginative the writing is, and the characters are funny and cute. The gnomes get up to all sorts of innocent tricks and play games and have races.

I didn’t care for the art style that much. It’s fine, but just not my style. I did love the cool wintery scenes of snow and icicles!

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a free and honest review. All the opinions stated here are my own true thoughts, and are not influenced by anyone.

Evie's Christmas Wishes by Siobhán Parkinson

Evie’s Christmas Wishes
by Siobhán Parkinson, Shannon Bergin (illustrator)

5 out of 5 stars

Evie has a lot of Christmas wishes. She wishes it would snow. She wishes they could have a reindeer. She wishes they had an angel and a new baby in the family. She wishes she could sing in the Christmas pageant. Little by little, all her wishes come true in different ways. It does snow, and Evie gets a reindeer tree ornament. She sings as a shepherd in the pageant. But the biggest wish is for a little baby named Angel!

This is such a cute story! Evie is adorable and sweet, and I love how she gets all excited about Christmas. The Christmas spirit is strong in this book!

The illustrations are beautiful, with bold colors and cute characters! Every scene looks so cozy and warm.

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a free and honest review. All the opinions stated here are my own true thoughts, and are not influenced by anyone.

Cocoa Magic by Sandra  Bradley

Cocoa Magic
by Sandra Bradley (Goodreads Author), Gabrielle Grimard (Illustrations)

5 out of 5 stars

Daniel learns to make chocolate treats at his uncle’s chocolate shop. When he notices a new girl at school is sad and lonely, he sneaks a little chocolate in a golden box into her desk. He is delighted to see that she smiles for the first time since arriving. More and more, Daniel notices that his classmates need a little special compassion, and he sneaks a chocolate of some kind into their desk before school. He thinks no one sees him. He thinks his secret is safe, until one day Daniel himself is sad and he learns that empathy and kindness are everywhere!

What an adorable book! I love how compassionate and generous Daniel is, and how he inspires others to be kind as well. He really takes the time to notice other people’s feelings and does what he can to help.

The illustrations are mouth-wateringly beautiful! I want to eat up all those delicious chocolates right off the page!! I love the pretty art style and all the bright colors.

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a free and honest review. All the opinions stated here are my own true thoughts, and are not influenced by anyone.

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