TITLE: A Chick ‘n’ Pug Christmas
AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR: Jennifer Sattler
PUBLISHER: Bloomsbury Publishing, 2014
Pug is ready for the holidays in his extra cute–and extra itchy–Santa suit. Chick wants one just like it . . . until Pug explains how Santa delivers presents to kids everywhere all in one night, and Chick can’t believe his ears. Clearly, Santa Claus is a superhero! And Chick wants to be his fearless sidekick. Spreading holiday cheer is no easy feat, but Chick is ready and willing, even if Pug, of course, would rather nap.
WHAT I LIKED ABOUT THIS BOOK : I have the greatest admiration for author-illustrators. While my storytelling skills are strong, I am merely a sketch artist with no misconception of my status as a budding “illustrator”. Ms. Sattler’s holiday story is filled with that famous duo, Chick & Pug. Chick is overwhelmed with excitement over the holiday season while all Pug wants is to take another a nap. Teamwork is the word of the day as this dynamic duo spread holiday cheer while they wait for Santa to arrive. A nice addition to any library!
RATING: *****5 Stars*****
1 star…probably not worth your time.
2 stars…there are some things to like, but some elements could have been stronger.
3 stars…this story will appeal to some readers, but others might find it lacking something.
4 stars…strong story, nice illustrations, and should grab the attention of many readers.
5 stars…superbly written story, stellar illustrations, a must addition to any book lovers’ collection
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Hybrid published author, Donna L Martin, has been writing since she was eight years old. She is a 4th Degree Black Belt in TaeKwonDo by day and a ‘ninja’ writer of flash fiction, children’s picture books, chapter books, young adult novels and inspirational essays by night. Donna offers occasional BOOK NOOK REVIEWS of great children’s books and offers WRITERLY WISDOM to new and established writers. She is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators, Alliance of Independent Authors, and Children’s Book Insider. Donna loves dark chocolate, going to the beach and adding to her growing book collection.
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