Thursday, December 7, 2017

"Caillou: Happy Holidays!" - a bookwrap

Christmas is fast approaching and Caillou is learning all about the up-coming holiday season.   Come on and find out how his family and others around the world celebrate at this festive time of the year.  


Authored by Marilyn Pleau-Murissi
Illustrated by Eric Sévigny

           Age Range: 3 - 6 years
Grade Level: Preschool - 1
Series: Caillou

 Editorial Reviews

"Big bright cartoon illustrations." —School Library Journal

"Sweet . . . [I was] charmed . . . a fun, family read." —

"Perfect for preschoolers and kindergarteners." —

"A gorgeous picture book." —

"Vivid colors and imaginative illustrations." —The Mom Salon

Unwrapping some fabulous illustrations 

About the book

      Caillou is learning all about Christmas preparations and traditions not only in his own home but in other countries around the entire globe as well.  He is surrounded by a flurry of Christmas engagement that his whole family is invited to participate in.

      His mom is busy writing Christmas cards to send to family and friends and his dad surprises him with an advent calendar so he can track how many sleeps until that exciting special day arrives. He discovers as he opens each window on this calendar  a unique story of the how Christmas customs came to be. 

      Caillou is invited to his friend Sarah's Christmas pageant, helps decorate the family tree, gives away some of his gently-used toys to charity and learns that Christmas is all about the importance of family, giving, sharing and waiting patiently (and productively) for an exciting day to arrive!  

      The illustrations are bright, crisp, vibrant and detailed.  They add so much enrichment to the story and are beautifully done.  This book is part of the Caillou series which I encourage you to check out.  This book is wonderful and I endorse it whole-heartedly. 

Storywraps Rating - 5 HUGS!!!!!

About the author

      Marilyn Pleau-Murissi is the author of Caillou Spends the Day with Daddy and Caillou: The Phone Call. Eric Sévigny is the illustrator of Caillou Watches Rosie and Caillou: New Shoes. They both live in Montreal, Quebec.

Meet the Illustrator 

      Born in 1975 in Mercier, a suburb of Montreal, Canada, Eric Sévigny discovered early on a thirst for learning and an appetite for the beautiful things in life, leading him to become interested in all manner of art. He thus carved out a unique path for himself by way of his social and sporting involvements, as well as through his many travels abroad.

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