Author: William G. Bentrim
Illustrator: Jan Button
Published: Bearly Tolerable Publications, 2011
Description: It is easy to like people who are, act and behave just like we do. It is harder to like people who behave differently and who we see as being selfish. A real friend is someone who accepts the way you are. A real friend helps you when you are in need. A real friend accepts that there are some days you may be grumpy and selfish. A real friend sees the good that lies within you. In this story, Quirky shows the meaning of friendship. Quirky demonstrates kindness and understanding to someone who seems preoccupied with himself and his things. Quirky and his friends show that even squirrels understand the Christmas season is a wonderful time to show kindness to others. (Taken from Goodreads)
Thoughts: A Quirky Christmas is a neat little story about four squirrels and how three of them are friends but the fourth one is a bit mean to the others.
I enjoyed the story of A Quirky Christmas. It was a nice simple story line that young children could follow quite easily. It’s a really nice and sweet story too. There is also a hidden message about sharing within the story. The story teaches that even though someone is mean or rude it is a good idea to be nice and share with them when they need it.
I love the illustrations. They’re really pretty and I spent quite a few seconds looking over each illustration. The illustrations just add that extra element to the book that makes it all the more enjoyable.
Overall, A Quirky Christmas is a really neat picture book about squirrels and sharing. It’s well worth a read.
Source: William G. Bentrim for review