Blogger Angela Reynolds

’tis the Season

Christmas books. Shiny new green and red covers, and old scuffed favorites. It is a joy when a new holiday book arrives and I actually like it. Over the past few years, I’ve found some favorites that I always want to revisit. With Christmas books, my critical eye clouds over, and I just enjoy them for what they are — warm fuzzies wrapped in paper. My most recent find is The Money We’ll Save by Brock Cole, in which a big-city turkey named Alfred really stirs things up. Cole always spins a fine, silly yarn, and this is no exception. You may think you don’t need another Twelve Days of Christmas, but Laurel Long’s jewel-toned Renaissance-inspired paintings make this one a worthy addition to Christmas book collections. And there’s Melrose and Croc: A Christmas to Remember by Emma Chichester Clark. Croc has ventured out to the big city to see…