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*Presents Through the Window: A Taro Gomi Christmas Book* by Taro Gomi
 
Also by Taro Gomi:

What Do You Wear?

Squiggles: A Really Giant Painting and Drawing Book

My Friends

Spring Is Here/Llego La Primavera [bilingual]

My Friends/Mis Amigos [bilingual]

I Lost My Dad
 
Presents Through the Window: A Taro Gomi Christmas Book
by Taro Gomi
Ages 2-6 40 pages Chronicle September 2016 Hardcover    

Gomiís (My Friends, Spring is Here, Over the Ocean) Presents Through the Window holiday picture book is about what happens when Santa Claus is in a rush. All he has time to do on Christmas Eve is quickly peek through windows and deliver a gift he believes will be suitable for the animal or person who lives in the house.

When the reader turns the page, they see Santaís mistakes. ďA little kitten must live in this house,Ē Santa deduces because who he sees through the window is a young female cat with her eyes closed. He leaves her pretty bows. But when the page with the die-cut window is turned, the illustration on the next page reveals a pig sleeping in kitten pajamas.

Even though Santa misidentifies most of the sleepers, everyone finds a way to appreciate their mixed-up presents. The trio of geese share a scarf meant for a zebra, a child shares an extra presents he received with a bear (who didnít get any presents) and a crocodile wears a hat meant for a fox. Children may also giggle when they see that the Santa in this story drives a helicopter, not a sleigh, wears pink, not red, and only has a moustache.
 


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