Thursday, April 24, 2008

The All-I'll-Ever-Want Christmas Doll by Patricia C. McKissack

Illustrated by Jerry Pinkney.
This beautiful picture book is set in the "poorest place in America" during the Depression. Laura wants a Baby Betty doll of her very own. however, Santa brings one doll for three sisters and the girls are told by their father to "work this out." Pinkney's rich watercolors portray a warm family life during a cold and challenging time. Based on a true story, McKissack' s telling provides a wonderful lesson on sharing.
Grades K-3.

1 comment:

A. Barbee said...

I second this because we can never get enough quality books on sharing. The resolution to the problem of who should have the Betty Doll is current, even though the story takes place during the Depression. I think children will relate to and remember it well.