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Squirrel, Mouse, and Hare are getting ready for Christmas. While Mouse is out looking for the perfect gift for Hare, she finds Swallow sick in the snow. The three friends bring Swallow home and try to nurse the bird back to health. Squirrel and Mouse realize their Christmas gifts will help Swallow get well. As they give up their presents to help Swallow, they find the Christmas spirit.
About the Author
Yee Von Chan is an illustrator based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. She enjoys traveling, stargazing, reading, Japanese food, and various kinds of stationery. Lezlie Evans is an award-winning author of numerous children's books. Some of her publishing credits include Can You Greet the Whole Wide World?, The Bunnies' Trip, and The Bunnies' Picnic. A reluctant reader in grade school, she developed a love of books in middle school. She lives in Virginia.
"A refreshing, pleasant take on the theme of helping someone in need and enjoying the bonds of friendship." —Kirkus Reviews
"A tender holiday reminder that generosity means the most when it’s directed at those who are truly in need." —Publishers Weekly
"Certain seasonal charm." —Booklist
"Festive patterns, textures, and muted tones from Yee Von Chan add a natural, vintage quality to the cozy winter woods as three small friends open their hearts and their home to celebrate the joy of giving." —Foreword Reviews
"A sweet holiday tale about caring and sharing." —School Library Journal
"A stirring little story about the importance of giving…Little readers will want to spend the holiday with Evans’ sweet creatures." —Bookpage