MY CHRISTMAS WISH FOR YOU
By: Lisa Swerling and Ralph Lazar
Published: October 5, 2021
Publisher: Chronicle Kids
I recognized the illustrations on this book right away as the same authors/illustrators that write the HAPPINESS IS…series. Their doodle-like illustrations and artwork just make you smile. This children’s book all about the joys of Christmas will do the same. The cover is so much prettier in person as it has a glittery tree to make it even more special.
“Each star you see on Christmas Eve
is a wish that’s come true for those who believe.”Lisa Swerling and Ralph Lazar, MY CHRISTMAS WISH FOR YOU
The book begins with an offering of wishes that turn into stars. Then the book shares some examples of good wishes for this upcoming Christmas season like Christmas tree baubles, stockings by chimneys, candlelit windows, and snow angels just to name a few. Every page is illustrated with happy faces celebrating some part of the Christmas season.
But, the book doesn’t just celebrate the joy of receiving but also emphasizes the joy of giving, even something small. Because giving and receiving will help bring “heaps of good cheer through all of the land”. Most importantly, this sweet Christmas story reminds us to carry that joyous feeling wherever we go and all through the year, not just at Christmas time.
Reading this book with your child will help them find all the little things to enjoy about the Christmas season. Even though it is marketed as a children’s book, I think it would make a great gift book for a hostess or someone who really loves celebrating Christmas.
Lisa Swerling and Ralph Lazar are famed illustrators, the authors of the New York Times bestseller Me Without You, and the creators of the internationally beloved Happiness Is . . . brand. They live in Marin County, California.