Sunday, December 6, 2009

Diane's Top Five Christmas Book Countdown, Part 4

I've said it before, and I promise you I'll say it again and again.

Oh! To be a pig in Woodcock Pocket!  Especially at Christmas time!

This week's pick:
Toot and Puddle: I'll Be Home for Christmas 
by Holly Hobbie

Our porcine pals have a problem.  World traveling Toot is due home for Christmas but a bout of bad weather slows the little guy down.  Back at home, homebody Puddle busies himself-as only Puddle can do- with holiday planning, while anxiously anticipating the arrival of  his very best friend. 

Will Toot make it in time? A lucky nut and a sleigh ride from someone mysterious and good figures prominently in this story's outcome.  I won't spoil it for you, but I suspect you get the idea of just how Toot and Puddle's Christmas is saved.  Outstanding watercolors by Holly Hobbie make this book an especially tasty treat for your eyes as she so perfectly captures New England at Christmas. 

Which leads me to once again claim- Oh! To be a pig in Woodcock Pocket!


james said...

THIS IS MY FAVORITE! How it didn't make number 1 is beyond me but the fact that it made the list at all is great. This article is about one of my other favorites!

Little Shop of Stories said...

James, this list is not in any particular order, and really I'd be hard pressed to name my absolute favorite!