The Animals’ Merry Christmas

Author: Tula Anthony

Illustrator: Lisa Haughom

Publisher: Kids Books Inc

Publication Date: 1995

Genre: Holiday/ Animals

Audience: Gr. Pre-K - 2

Overview: As the animals are eagerly waiting for Christmas, they realize that they forgot to decorate the tree on Christmas Eve. They rush to cram all of the ornaments on the tree, but with their haste they don’t realize that they put all of them on one side and the tree collapses. They must work together to sort the ornaments and delegate the tasks to decorate a balanced tree in time for Christmas morning.

Activity: Have students decorate their own winter wreaths to take home to share with their families.

Reviewer’s Name: Kate Williams