I GOT THE CHRISTMAS SPIRIT by Connie Schofield-Morrison. Illus. by Frank Morrison. New York: Bloomsbury, 2018. 32p. ISBN 978-168119-528-5 hc. $16.99 PreS-Gr.2 E PIC
Connie and Frank Morrison, who wrote I GOT THE RHYTHM in 2014, have teamed up once again to ring in the Christmas season with the sights and sounds of a walk downtown to shop. The young protagonist with pom-pom pigtails is the same and the journey similar, as she and her mom contribute to the Salvation Army bucket and sing with carolers nearby. They take a spin around the ice rink and window shop before visiting Santa and buying the perfect gift. As in the first book, the illustrations are large and lifelike, while the text is short and rhythmic. Both books are great for reading aloud to one child or a group. Enjoy!
Lynette Suckow, Superiorland Preview Center, Marquette, MI