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Waiting for Christmas

3.1  ·  Rating Details ·  10 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
Two children share a sense of wonder and excitement just before Christmas by decorating the tree, visiting with relatives, and checking for presents one last time. This simple, full-color picture book poem showcases an African-American family in a realistic, contemporary setting. Full color.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published October 1st 1996 by Scholastic (first published September 1996)
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Gabrielle Blockton
Date: November 25th, 2014

Author: Monica Greenfield; Illustrated by Jan Spivey Gilchrist

Title: Waiting for Christmas

Plot: A young brother and sister await and prepare for Christmas with their family

Setting: Family Home; Christmas Eve; Christmas Day

Characters: Brother and Sister; An African-American Family

Point-of-View: First-Person

Theme: Celebration; Family

Style: African-American Poetry; Holiday

Copyright: 1996

Notes: Great Holiday book for African-American young readers. I would use this book
Dec 11, 2013 Danielle rated it really liked it
A great short Christmas story if you are doing a Christmas storytime This book will work for both toddlers and preschoolers. It also features a family of color to add diversity to storytime.
Deb (Readerbuzz) Nance
A brother and sister wait for Christmas to arrive. Beautiful illustrations. Ages 4-8.
Alice Gold
Dec 17, 2007 Alice Gold rated it liked it
Great illustratins...not much of a story. I think the whole book has about 20 words.
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