Kid Review: Christmas Street by Jonathan Emmett


About This Book:


This spectacular lift-the-flap Christmas alphabet story is a book, a fold-out play-scene, and a beautiful festive frieze to decorate your room—the perfect Christmas gift!


Everyone is busy on Christmas Street! Who is baking gingerbread? Who is wrapping presents? And who’s that coming down the chimney? Find out in this follow-up to Alphabet Street. And after you read the rhyming story, lift the flaps to learn the letters of the alphabet and seasonal words. Then flip the book and have fun with the giant snowy concertina play-scene on the reverse! With two large, sturdy flaps on every spread;bright, cheerful artwork from Ingela P. Arrhenius, illustrator of the best-selling series of lift-the-felt-flap board books and the Peekaboo board book series; and a clever rhyming text from Jonathan Emmett, this is a charming Christmas alphabet book that little ones will return to again and again.


*Review Contributed By Olivia Farr, Staff Reviewer*


clever and lovely holiday alphabet board book


CHRISTMAS STREET is a delightful board book with lift-the-flaps. Each page spread features four flaps, one for each letter with a holiday-related definition. Together, they form a rhyme that carries throughout the book. Notably, the book also pulls out into a little village that can stand on its own, with a full image on the backside as well.

What I loved: The illustrations are absolutely lovely with plenty of animals and holiday-related scenes. The use of flaps is quite clever throughout, giving peeks inside these festive buildings. The artwork also lends itself to becoming a toy with the town and buildings pulling out to stand as a long street. The use of colors is just lovely and perfectly on theme throughout.

The text is also really clever, walking through the alphabet in a way that feels true to the non-religious holiday spirit while also rhyming. The text rolls off the tongue and appears on the back of each of the flaps while children can explore the image revealed. This will work well for toddlers and preschoolers.

What left me wanting more: As a small thing, some of the choices are a little awkward, but these are the typical challenges with alphabet books. X is for X-mas, which is a tough and little misleading one, and Z is for Zzz, which does work for the end of the book. The flaps are also a bit thin, so rougher children will definitely tear some of these off. As the text is written on the back of the flaps, you could lose part of the story in the process.

Final verdict: CHRISTMAS STREET is a lovely and charming board book with a clever design that works as a book and a toy to celebrate the holiday and the alphabet.


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