Christmas in the Country is a delightful picture book by Cynthia Rylant and Dianne Goode. It will make a wonderful addition to your holiday reading.
This charming story tells of the author’s Christmas experiences while living with her grandparents in a small white house in the country. The girl tells of anticipating and celebrating Christmas while living with her grandfather and grandmother in the country.
Christmas in the Country
Their celebrations are simple. The grandfather always cuts down a tree from the woods. The girl and her grandmother decorate it with ornaments (many handmade by the girl) from the closet that smells of mothballs.
They attend church on Christmas Eve at the small Baptist church and then again on Christmas morning. Gifts are simple such as candy, nuts, and a tangerine at church and a doll, a coloring book, and such from Santa.
The illustrations will bring a smile to your face as you enjoy the lovely writing for which Rylant is well-known. (Her book, Bunny Bungalow, is also one of the books featured in my series A Month of Cozy Books.)
Christmas in the Country is definitely worthy of being part of your cozy reading and your collection of Christmas books to enjoy each year.
This is part of my A Month of Cozy Books series!