Home for Christmas – A Story by Jan Brett
I love Jan Brett books. The illustrations are intricate and beautiful. Every time you read the book, you find something in the illustrations that you didn’t see before. The colors are amazing. The stories are cute. Did I say I loved Jan Brett books?
Home for Christmas is the very predictable story of a troll named Rollo who doesn’t want to do his chores. He decides to go check out the owl family, the moose family, and others.
He learns pretty quickly that he likes his family best. The book ends happily with a lavish Christmas celebration where there is singing and storytelling well into the night.
Moral of the story? Everyone needs to help out around the house and your family is the perfect place for you. It is one of those stories that makes you smile.
The story is sweet, but the illustrations are the draw for Jan Brett fans. You will spend hours looking for the various things in the birch bark and do look carefully at the cat’s toy in the end.
As with all of her books the illustrations tell their own story.
At 32 pages long Home for Christmas is an easy bedtime story for children ages 3 and over. You will find that it is requested over and over again, long after the Christmas décor has been packed and put away.
It is definitely one that you’ll want to add to your collection.
photo credit: Amazon