This irresistible board book—with a pop-up, pull-tabs, flaps to lift, and wheels to turn—captures both the excitement of Christmas and the joys of being with family for the holiday. There’s a festive flurry as a bear family makes presents, bakes cookies, decorates their tree, and visits Santa, but most important of all: “What I love about Christmas / is time with YOU!” Every spread has at least one interactive element, and a beautiful final pop-up shows the bear family snuggled together.


Age Range: 4 and up

Grade Level: Preschool and up

Board book: 22 pages

Publisher: Sterling Children's Books;

ISBN-10: 1454918209

ISBN-13: 978-1454918202


Review: Publisher’s Weekly:

Punchy rhymes highlight favorite holiday moments in this upbeat board book outfitted with flaps, tabs, and other interactive elements. “Windowpanes, glowing bright./ Wishing on a starry night,” begins Cocca-Leffler (A Homemade Together Christmas) as a bundled-up family of bears drags home a Christmas tree and builds a snowman. Pulling a tab lets readers send a shooting star across the night sky in one spread, while circular flaps help the snowman take shape; other nifty touches include a wheel that lets readers help decorate gingerbread cookies and a tree. Cocca-Leffler’s cozy domestic scenes should leave readers eager to dive into their own holiday traditions. Ages 4–up.