Holly Hobbie

25 Days – Book 16: The Night Before Christmas

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Well, I promised it to you, and now here it is for our sixteenth day: Holly Hobbie’s new version of Clement C. Moore’s famous poem. With fresh, vibrant, and gorgeous illustrations, Hobbie has given new life to Moore’s poem, adding in a new burst of wonder and amusement. Here is The Night Before Christmas by Holly Hobbie, poem by Clement C. Moore, 2013.

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25 Days – Book 13: Holly Hobbie’s The Night Before Christmas

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It is the thirteenth day of December and we are back again for a quick Advent book journey review. Taking up a traditional text with another illustrator’s interpretation of it, here is Holly Hobbie’s The Night Before Christmas, written by Clement C. Moore and illustrated by Holly Hobbie, 1970.

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Children’s Picture Books For Winter, 2013


Post holiday season is always a little gloomy, especially with the gray weather and cold. But never fear! I have a list of 10 lovely wintery books just perfect for snuggling up and celebrating the brisk season. Read the full post…

25 Days – Book 15: Toot & Puddle, I’ll Be Home For Christmas

Day 15 and this is one of my favorite books and authors/illustrators: I’ll Be Home for Christmas by Holly Hobbie. Another in the Toot & Puddle series, this book brings you back to Woodcock Pocket with the two delightful pigs and their parrot, Tulip.

Christmas is coming and the adventurous Toot is away on one of his many world trips. Puddle keeps receiving messages that Toot promises to be home by Christmas, but the days continue to tick on while Puddle does as many preparations as he can while waiting. Read the full post…

Book Review: Toot & Puddle You Are My Sunshine By Holly Hobbie

Sometimes a bad mood finds you. It is hard to explain, but the day just doesn’t feel right and finding a smile is incredibly difficult. This happens to everyone, but adults are usually better at realizing it, understanding it, and working it out. For children, moods and emotions are tough to master. This is where books like Toot & Puddle You Are My Sunshine come in. This book is part of a series about two pigs named Toot and Puddle by author/illustrator Holly Hobbie. Read the full post…