Squirrel, Mouse, and Hare are getting ready for Christmas... but while Mouse is out looking for the perfect gift for Hare, she finds Swallow sick in the snow. The three friends bring Swallow home and try to nurse the bird back to health. Soon, they realize that two of the Christmas gifts they have prepared for one another, some coneflower blossoms for tea and a warm woolen hat, will help Swallow recover. But in giving away these gifts, they find the Christmas spirit and soon all four friends are spending a lovely Christmas together.
This sweet story of the spirit of Christmas and the power of friendship is sure to become a holiday favorite.
"The simple story is gracefully told, with understated prose that complements the minimalist watercolor-and-ink illustrations in a muted palette....The gentle tone of both the story and the illustrations is a refreshing, pleasant take on the theme of helping someone in need and enjoying the bonds of friendship." -- Kirkus Reviews
|Recommended Age||3 - 7|
|Illustrator||Yee Von Chan|
|Publication Date||Oct 1, 2017|
|Publisher||Albert Whitman & Company|