~I received Merry Christmas, Peanut! for the purpose of reviewing. Opinions and stories are my own.~
My girls absolutely LOVE reading our book collections for each holiday. Since we pack them up between seasons it feels all new yet full of tradition to get the books out again each year. Christmas is probably their favorite holiday and to really get into the spirit we start reading our holiday books the day after Halloween. The newest title to our holiday collection is Merry Christmas, Peanut! by Terry Border.
Peanut is going over the river and through the woods to his grandmother’s house for Christmas, but getting there is a food-filled adventure for this little nut! First he gets stuck in a traffic jam (make that a traffic jelly), then the bridge is closed so he has to take a (gravy) boat across the river, where he gets lost in a forest of (cookies shaped like) Christmas trees! But while the delays dismay his friends and family, Peanut embraces his role as the Merry Christmas Nut to cheer them up.
In this heart-warming and humorous Christmas tale based on the real-life adventures of one peanut — including ice-skating on popsicles and making snow angels in powdered-sugar snow — our food friends know that the true meaning of Christmas is joining with our loved ones to celebrate the joy of being together.
Terry Border is the author of Peanut Butter & Cupcake; Happy Birthday, Cupcake!; and Milk Goes to School. He is also the mastermind behind the Bent Objects project, which has been lauded in media all over the world, spawning books, calendars, greeting cards, and puzzles. He lives with his family in Indianapolis, Indiana.
This book is full of funny photos of staged scenes involving peanuts that will appeal to both parents and children of many ages! With the turn of each page we see an obstacle in Peanut’s way to Grandmother’s house. Peanut knows the meaning of the season and invites all the peanuts he meets to join him for dinner. Peanut’s eventful journey to Grandmother’s house belongs on every holiday shelf!