Book Title:  Home For Christmas

Author: Jan Brett

Illustrator: Jan Brett

Genre:  Picture Book, Christmas

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons

  • ISBN-10: 0399256539
  • ISBN-13: 978-0399256530


Pages: 32

Age: 3-7

Why Did I Choose It?  Honestly, because it's the Christmas book we just read last night so it's fresh in my mind! 😉

My Review:  Jan Brett is a favorite storyteller/illustrator of this blogger, so it's not a surprise to me that I've enjoyed this book.  I recall the reason I chose this book from the shelf was the beautiful moose on the front cover. The illustrations alone could sell this book as they are full of  'living' details!  The storyline follows a troll who is a quite naughty and a bit selfish -  he doesn't want to do his chores, something every child can identify with! Rollo chooses to leave home and not be kind and helpful.  Each time Rollo encounters an animal family he believes he has found a better place to live, only to be dismayed at something not so wonderful.  Read the story to find out what takes Rollo back home and what happy event in the life of a troll occurs when he learns his lesson. While this isn't a Nativity story, it does fit into lessons of kindness for young children which is always a good quality to have at Christmastime.

Other Books By This Author: The Mitten, The Hat, The Three Snow Bears and many others

Jan Brett Page at Amazon