Family one: exquisite pastries, a beautifully trimmed tree, and festive cello music.
Family two: an artificial tree, rock hard candy, and custom kazoo carols.
Full of silly humor, this cheerful picture book proves that no matter how you celebrate Christmas, it's the spirit of the holiday that counts the most.
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Though the comparisons are humorous and both girls seem happy, the Archer family is obviously wealthier than that of the narrator, and some of the comparisons (for example, between a chauffeur-driven limousine and a pickup truck) are both exaggerated and elitist.| Read Full Review of The Perfect Christmas
Hailing from a frenetic family akin to the stars of Spinelli's Thanksgiving at the Tappletons' (noted below), a girl narrator despairs of her relatives' ineptitude as she contrasts her holiday table with that of Abigail Archer: "Their turkey is plump and golden./ Their napkins are made of lace."| Read Full Review of The Perfect Christmas
Once again, the narrator laments that her clanâs festivities fall far short of their neighborsâ: âAbigail Archerâs family/ is perfect as can be./ They drive into the countryside/ to chop down their Christmas tree.â In contrast, âOur tree is artificial,/ completely out of shape,/ with ...Sep 26 2011 | Read Full Review of The Perfect Christmas