who's that knocking on christmas eve

Summary:
As legend tells it, a young boy and his ice bear stopped by a hut on Christmas Eve to get warm. Kyri and her father, were, at the same time, warding against the trolls that invade their home every year and disrupt their celebration. Everyone has a role in
Educational Themes:
The allure of this book is not the intrinsic educational value (i.e., helping others), but the opportunity to talk about legend and folklore.
Reading Level:
4.3
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
9 to 12
Recommended Age To Read Together:
3 to 9
Age of child:
Started reading with child 2 years old.
Purchase Recommendation:
Buy. This is one that will be passed on for generations. It will be both a holiday read AND a coffe-table book.
Little Kid Reaction:
S/He stops by the book as its being read, and loves to play out the knockety-knocks on the doors.
Big Kid Reaction:
The story is reminiscent of any of the fables we grew up with where trolls were involved with their mischief and happy endings. The illustrations are exquisite and make the reading all the more enchanting.
Pros:

There is plenty of mischief for the "toddler troll" to imitate, and the story has a happy ending.

Cons:

None.


Title Who's That Knocking On Christmas Eve
Author Jan Brett
Publisher G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers © 2002
Illustrators Jan Brett
ISBN 0399238735
Material Hard Cover
Cost $16.95
Genres Animal Characters, Picture Book, Christmas, Fables And Folklore, Friendship
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