TITLE: 5 Sleeps ‘Til Christmas
AUTHOR: Jimmy Fallon
ILLUSTRATOR: Rich Deas
PUBLISHER: Feiwel and Friends, 2020
Just 5 more sleeps ’til Christmas!
Can you believe it’s here?
I know that Santa’s coming soon
’cause I’ve been good all year.
Everyone who grew up celebrating Christmas remembers the excitement that built up to the most magical day of the year. But why not make the last week until Christmas more fun by counting how many sleeps until the arrival of Santa and his reindeer?
WHAT I LIKED ABOUT THIS BOOK : I don’t typically read picture books written by “celebrities”. Whether written by the actual person or a ghost writer, I sometimes wonder if their very name prevents a strong story from being created. But I’m thrilled to admit I was definitely wrong about Mr. Fallon’s latest picture book. 5 Sleeps ‘Til Christmas touches on every child’s impatient countdown to Santa’s arrival. All of the holiday things that have to come first when all a child wants is to be able to open presents on Christmas Day. Illustrator, Rich Deas, has created pure picture illustration magic to compliment Mr. Fallon’s holiday story. Parents and young readers alike will love cuddling up to this soon to be new Christmas classic. A great addition to any library!
RATING: ***** 5 Stars *****
1 star…probably not worth your time.
2 stars…there are some things to like, but could elements 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!
Jack is afraid of the THING in the closet. Monty is afraid of the LUMP in the bed. One day boy and monster both decide they no longer want to fear what hides in the dark. Both have a plan, but will be surprised by what they discover after A BUMP IN THE NIGHT.
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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