Books by Laura McGee Kvasnosky
Zelda and Ivy One Christmas
Christmas is coming, and Zelda and Ivy have high hopes. Zelda is longing for a fancy evening gown, and Ivy has her heart set on a Princess Mimi doll with all the ballet accessories. But when the fox sisters realize their elderly neighbor, Mrs. Brownlie, is spending Christmas alone, they have more than just their own holiday wishes to think about. Will the Christmas Elves leave something special under the tree for everyone? A tale filled with humor and generosity.

"This third Zelda and Ivy picture book finds the foxy sisters eagerly awaiting Christmas: baking cookies with their friend and neighbor Ms. Brownlie, hoping for special presents (Ivy has her heart set on a Princess Mimi doll, Zelda, after perusing a catalog at Mrs. B's house, wants a velvet evening gown). Though Santa lets them down on Christmas – he brings the girls matching bathrobes – somehow, via "the Christmas Elf," each sister finds her longed-for gift under the tree. Although the anticipation of Chirstmas-morning booty provides much of the tension in the book, the heart of the story is the close relationship between the girls and the newly widowed Mrs. Brownlie – a very nice balance, as it effectively relegates greed to (a close) second place. As always, humor pervades the situations and the dialogue. And, as always, the illustrations, with their heavy but vibrant lines, are full of energy and movement."
Horn Book, starred review

"A must for everyone's Christmas list."
School Library Journal, starred review

Oppenheim Best Book Gold Award

Zelda and Ivy One Christmas
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