The Christmas Songbook: Sing Along to Eight Classic Carols

Magic Cat. Sept. 2023. 24p. Tr $24.99. ISBN 9781419771064.
PreS-Gr 4–Christmas is just around the corner, and the Mouse family is in for a joy-filled day as they prepare. First, they choose a Christmas tree, next they stop to listen to carol singers, then they carry their tree home to decorate, and at long last, they settle in to anxiously await Santa’s arrival. Each activity is accompanied by a familiar Christmas carol, including favorites like “Jingle Bells,” “We Wish You a Merry Christmas,” “Deck The Halls,” and “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.” Every song includes sheet music with lyrics, as well as a touch-activated sound chip. Readers simply press the stars on each page to activate the audio and prepare to sing along to their favorite songs. The back of the book contains an “About the Songs” page with a short history for each carol. Adele’s warm and cozy illustrations are the perfect complement to the familiar and classic holiday songs. The pictures are full of sparkling lights and holiday cheer that embody the comforting feeling of home during the holiday season. This is a cheerful, feel-good read that is sure to be enjoyed by readers of all ages this, and every, holiday season.
VERDICT This interactive Christmas songbook full of love and joy will have every reader singing along!

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