Together at Christmas by Eileen Spinelli

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It's Christmas Eve, and a family of ten mice shivers in the snow. One by one, each mouse finds a place to stay warm, only to discover that they'd rather huddle together on this holiday night. With gently rhyming text and charming illustrations, this picture book is a wonderful readaloud at Christmastime.

About Eileen Spinelli

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Eileen Spinelli is the author of many books for young readers including Peace Week in Miss Fox's Class and Miss Fox's Class Goes Green. Eileen and her husband, author Jerry Spinelli, live in Wayne, Pennsylvania. Bin Lee has been illustrating and animating for several years. He lives in Chongqing, China.
Published September 1, 2012 by Albert Whitman & Company. 24 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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Ten tiny mice find themselves outside in the snow on Christmas Eve, seeking shelter and companionship.

Aug 18 2012 | Read Full Review of Together at Christmas

Publishers Weekly

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Lee’s luminous paintings set the scene for Spinelli’s (The Perfect Christmas) graceful poem about 10 mice trying to stave off the cold on Christmas Eve.

Sep 10 2012 | Read Full Review of Together at Christmas

Youth Services Book Review

Seven little mice, still cold as ice.” Once all of the mice are in separate places they realize that they want to be together: “So…ten lonely mice brave the weather- out from their shelters.

Sep 20 2012 | Read Full Review of Together at Christmas

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