Mouse’s First Christmas

By Lauren Thompson

Illustrated by Buket Erdogen

Last night, LitKid and I sleepily read our well-worn board book version of Mouse’s First Christmas, one we have both loved since she was a toddler.

The illustrations are velvety and inviting, and for me, the words are especially charming both because of their artful arrangement on the pages (on the candy cane page, the words take the shape of a candy cane) and because of the way that they have been made … cozy.

A few of the book’s descriptions:

… warm and melty

… jingly and glinty

… bright and flickery

… fine and silvery

… soft and felty

… tinkly and twirly

… whiskery and jolly

It’s a simple, lovely book for toddlers as well as former toddlers …

~AKid@Heart (the mom reviewer)