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*Christmas ABC* by Florence Johnson, illustrated by Eloise Wilkin
Christmas ABC
by Florence Johnson, illustrated by Eloise Wilkin
Ages 3-6 24 pages Random House September 2013 Hardcover    

Originally published in 1962, this re-issue describes an old-fashioned, religious Christmas. The children are all white and blonde, and many letters in this rhyming, alphabet book relate to Jesus and the church:
F is for Flower, bright as the star
That shepherds and Wise Men saw from afar;
V is for Voices of boys in the choir,
Singing Godís praises in festive attire
Some of the letters, such as J, O and T, are hard to identify because they are so ornate in design. The story may cause adults to reminisce (Santa smokes a pipe, the tree is lit with candles, and dad wears a hat to church), but children may not see themselves in this story. Fans of the original may be the best audience for this particular Little Golden Book.
 


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