The Smallest Gift Of Christmas by Peter H. ReynoldsThe Smallest Gift Of Christmas by Peter H. Reynolds

The Smallest Gift Of Christmas

byPeter H. ReynoldsIllustratorPeter H. Reynolds

Picture Books | September 24, 2013

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In Peter H. Reynolds’s whimsical holiday story, young Roland learns that more isn’t always better — and rediscovers the magic of home.

Roland can’t wait for Christmas Day, and when the morning finally arrives he races downstairs to see what is waiting for him. What he sees stops him in his tracks. Could that tiny present really be what he had waited all year for? It has to be the smallest gift he had ever seen! So Roland wishes for something bigger . . . and bigger . . . and bigger. But he’s still convinced there must be a bigger gift somewhere in the universe. Will he know it when he sees it? Peter H. Reynolds’s spare, free-spirited illustrations and heartwarming text make this be-carefulwhat-you-wish-for
story the perfect holiday gift.
Peter H. Reynolds is a New York Times best-selling illustrator who has created many acclaimed books for children. In addition to his Creatrilogy — The Dot, Ish, and Sky Color — he is the author-illustrator of Rose’s Garden, The North Star, and So Few of Me and the illustrator of Megan McDonald’s Judy Moody and Stink series. Born in Can...
Title:The Smallest Gift Of ChristmasFormat:Picture BooksDimensions:40 pages, 7.72 × 8.5 × 0.42 inPublished:September 24, 2013Publisher:Candlewick PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0763661031

ISBN - 13:9780763661038


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great message! This is a great book to emphasize the importance of family, and to help teach children about the importance of recognizing everything they have instead of focusing on everything they want.
Date published: 2017-03-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A classic in our house We've had this book for a couple of Christmases now, and the kids and I love reading it in the weeks leading up to the big day--especially on those days when their Christmas lists start getting out of control!
Date published: 2017-03-08

Editorial Reviews

A warmhearted, whimsical story with a folkloric feel and a theme that is anything but small.—Kirkus ReviewsA boy with grand holiday expectations discovers that size is relative when it comes to gifts. ... Roland’s red polka-dot pajamas are among the splashes of holiday color in the spirited vignettes that playfully accent ample white space and Reynolds’s brief, hand-lettered text.—Publishers WeeklyThis story of “good things come in small packages” and the value of family is a welcome offering.—School Library JournalReynolds’ spare illustrations, which are by turns funny and heartwarming, make this small book an ideal big gift for the holidays.—Booklist OnlineA small book with a big heart.—USA TodayA lovely story about the perfect holiday gift: family.—The Huffington Post