Jingle Bell Joy: A Bedtime Christmas Rhyme

Sourcebooks/Wonderland. Oct. 2023. 40p. Tr $10.99. ISBN 9781728265872.
PreS-Gr 2–Rossner remixes 14 classic holiday carols from “Deck the Halls” to “Silent Night.” The rhymes keep the pace, while references to old familiar tunes amuse readers in the know. “Let’s deck the halls with holly and cheer. The jolliest season is finally here! Follow along in merry measure. Christmas has so much to treasure!” For those in need of a refresher, scanning a QR code at the end of the book opens the full lyrics of each song used in the mashup. Szmidt’s digital illustrations of forest animals in a wintery landscape keep the vibe extra cozy.
VERDICT Recommended, especially for carol connoisseurs.

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