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 Merry Christmas, Peanut!
 Author: Border, Terry

 Publisher:  Philomel Books (2017)

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [32] p., col. ill., 28 cm

 BTSB No: 134842 ISBN: 9780399176210
 Ages: 5-8 Grades: K-3

 Cheerfulness -- Fiction
 Christmas -- Fiction
 Hospitality -- Fiction
 Family life -- Fiction
 Peanuts -- Fiction
 Humorous fiction

Price: $22.58

A merry little nut faces obstacles on the way to Christmas dinner at his grandma's house.

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 2.80
   Points: .5   Quiz: 192677

   Kirkus Reviews (09/01/17)
   School Library Journal (10/01/17)
   Booklist (09/15/17)

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 09/15/2017 And now for something completely different: here’s a Christmas tale with peanuts as characters. On Christmas Day, Peanut and his parents set out for dinner at Grandma’s house. Along the way, they encounter a sad-looking baker on the road, an unhappy sailor in her boat, and a forlorn lumberjack in the woods. Each time, Peanut says, “Don’t be sad! I’ll cheer you up! I’m the Merry Christmas Nut!” and invites them to go to Grandma’s house. When they lose their way in the forest, Peanut’s new friends cheer him up with variations of his rhyme. The catchy verse helps move the story along, but this picture book’s main draw is its original artwork. Creating characters with unshelled peanuts for bodies, wire for legs, arms, and glasses, and a variety of eccentric hats to distinguish each individual from the rest, Border places them in a miniature 3-D world of his own creation and photographs the scenes. The large-scale illustrations offer plenty of intriguing elements for children to enjoy. An imaginative picture book with a holiday theme. - Copyright 2017 Booklist.

School Library Journal - 10/01/2017 PreS-Gr 2—In this spirited tale from the creator of Peanut Butter and Cupcake and other photo-illustrated stories featuring tasty food items as characters, young Peanut is traveling to his grandmother's house for Christmas dinner. He and his parents set off in the family car but soon encounter an obstacle—an accident involving a peanut baker whose giant jar of jelly has spilled all over the road. The baker is sad because now he cannot make his famous jelly donuts, so Peanut invites him to come along to Grandma's house. Additional delays introduce more peanuts in distress. Peanut invites them, too, enthusiastically proclaiming, "Don't be sad! I'll cheer you up! I'm the Merry Christmas nut!" Grandmother is unfazed by the extra guests. There's plenty of food, including a wagon full of mashed potatoes and gravy. Everyone stays the night, and the fun continues the next day with a rousing game of hockey atop an orange popsicle. VERDICT Kids will be mesmerized by Border's clever photos, which imbue the peanuts with personality and a true sense of action. The message of kindness comes across with no overt religious references. Good nutty fun!—Linda Israelson, Los Angeles Public Library - Copyright 2017 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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