Children’s books that would make good gifts
Christmas is, of course, a time of rampant giving and receiving — and therefore the best time to remember the needs of others. Without an instant’s preaching, “Just Right for Christmas” is in fact just right for Christmas. British author Birdie Black writes with lively simplicity. I’d have wished for richer, more jewel-like illustrations for this book, but Rosalind Beardshaw’s cheery mixed-media pictures are friendly and cartoon-like, appealing for younger readers.