The best part of Christmas is the whole family savoring Mim's belly-hum jam together. But this Christmas, Pap is far away in New York City, digging a hole for something called the subway, and his family is missing him something awful. Pap aches to be home, but the heartless foremen of his dig site have decided there will be no break, not even for Christmas. It looks like it's going to be one lonely holiday for everyone . . . until young Saraleen and Royce send their pap a gift that may just inspire a Christmas miracle.
The recipient of a Coretta Scott King Author Honor and a two-time Caldecott Honor illustrator have created a warm and magical holiday classic about the power of love, complete with the recipe for Mim's Christmas jam.
|Publisher:||Houghton Mifflin Harcourt|
|Product dimensions:||9.00(w) x 11.00(h) x (d)|
|Age Range:||3 Years|
About the Author
ANDREA DAVIS PINKNEY is an acclaimed author whose awards include a Coretta Scott King Author Honor for Let It Shine: Stories of Black Women Freedom Fighters. She is also a children’s book editor in New York City.
BRIAN PINKNEY is a celebrated picture book illustrator who has won two Caldecott Honors, the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award, and three Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honors. The Pinkneys live in Brooklyn, New York.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This was sort of an odd Christmas tale - just because so much of the focus was on the father working on the subway in New York. The drawings of him and his friends toiling underground while their mean and evil oversears look on give a sort of hellish depiction of his experience - probably true to life, but not very invoking of the Christmas spirit!That said, I enjoyed the story about how Mim's belly-hum jam can make even the meanest person have a nice, generous moment; there's a recipe inluded for the jam, but I'm too lazy to make it. Sounds good though!The illustrations are stylistically interesting - done on a black background, it looks like, with lots of big swirling lines creating folds in clothes and texture in the subway scenes.