Merry Christmas, Peanut!

by Border, Terry, 1965-

Format: Print Book 2017
Availability: Available at 7 Libraries 7 of 7 copies
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Bethel Park Public Library Picture Books PB BORDER Terry
Location  Bethel Park Public Library
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Northland Public Library Children's Picture Books J PIC BORDER HOL
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Collection  Children's Picture Books
Oakmont Carnegie Library Easy Fiction E BOR
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Collection  Easy Fiction
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Pleasant Hills Public Library Picture Book Juv Pict Bor
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Collection  Picture Book
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Sewickley Public Library Juvenile Picture Books J E BOR
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Collection  Juvenile Picture Books
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South Park Library Picture Books HOLIDAY PIC BOR
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Collection  Picture Books
Whitehall Public Library Picture Books PIC Border
Location  Whitehall Public Library
Collection  Picture Books
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A sweet (or is it salty?) Christmas story with heart, humor, and plenty of punny holiday cheer.

Peanut is going over the river and through the woods to his grandmother's house for Christmas, but getting there is a food-filled adventure for this little nut! First he gets stuck in a traffic jam (make that a traffic jelly), then the bridge is closed so he has to take a (gravy) boat across the river, where he gets lost in a forest of (cookies shaped like) Christmas trees! But while the delays dismay his friends and family, Peanut embraces his role as the Merry Christmas Nut to cheer them up.

In this heart-warming and humorous Christmas tale based on the real-life adventures of one peanut -- including ice-skating on popsicles and making snow angels in powdered-sugar snow -- our food friends know that the true meaning of Christmas is joining with our loved ones to celebrate the joy of being together.

From the creator of Peanut Butter & Cupcake , tihs book is perfect for every family who wants to giggle together this holiday season.

Praise for Terry Border's picture books-

Milk Goes to School

"A quirky read-aloud with offbeat humor and fun images that young readers will appreciate. A good choice to address the challenges of making new friends at school."--School Library Journal

Happy Birthday, Cupcake!

"As in his earlier picture book, Border's characters are skillfully crafted food items with basic wire limbs arranged in simple landscapes....Preschoolers will be delighted with the visual mayhem."-- Kirkus Reviews

Peanut Butter & Cupcake -

"Border's witty food comedy will lure children who are hungry for clever visual entertainment."-- Publishers Weekly

" Z any creative photographs. A read-aloud hit."-- School Library Journal
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "And now for something completely different: here's a Christmas tale with peanuts as characters. On Christmas Day, Peanut and his parents set out for dinner at Grandma's house. Along the way, they encounter a sad-looking baker on the road, an unhappy sailor in her boat, and a forlorn lumberjack in the woods. Each time, Peanut says, Don't be sad! I'll cheer you up! I'm the Merry Christmas Nut! and invites them to go to Grandma's house. When they lose their way in the forest, Peanut's new friends cheer him up with variations of his rhyme. The catchy verse helps move the story along, but this picture book's main draw is its original artwork. Creating characters with unshelled peanuts for bodies, wire for legs, arms, and glasses, and a variety of eccentric hats to distinguish each individual from the rest, Border places them in a miniature 3-D world of his own creation and photographs the scenes. The large-scale illustrations offer plenty of intriguing elements for children to enjoy. An imaginative picture book with a holiday theme.--Phelan, Carolyn Copyright 2017 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Border, the creator of Peanut Butter & Cupcake and Milk Goes to School, returns with the amusing story of a dramatic holiday journey, featuring his signature dioramas of food-based characters. Peanut and his family are on their way to his grandmother's house, but they're thwarted by troublesome roads ("At first, Peanut thought it was a traffic jam, but then he saw it was a traffic jelly"), a busted bridge, and bad weather. Along the way, Peanut invites a baker, sailor, and lumberjack to join them, spreading holiday cheer: "Don't be sad! I'll cheer you up! I'm the Merry Christmas Nut!" The rhyme is catchy (as is Peanut's overall enthusiasm), and as with Border's previous books, the real delights come from his carefully and humorously staged scenes-at one point, the peanuts make their way through a forest of pine tree cookies dusted with green sugar, resulting in some literal chewing of the scenery. Ages 3-7. (Oct.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Christmas stories.
Peanuts -- Juvenile fiction.
Cheerfulness -- Juvenile fiction.
Hospitality -- Juvenile fiction.
Families -- Juvenile fiction.
Humorous stories.
Christmas -- Fiction.
Peanuts -- Fiction.
Cheerfulness -- Fiction.
Hospitality -- Fiction.
Family life -- Fiction.
Picture books.
Publisher New York, NY :2017
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
ISBN 9780399176210
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