Murray Christmas (The Perfect Christmas Book for Children)
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- Publication Date: September 27, 2022
- Imprint: Abrams Books for Young Readers
- Trim Size: 10 x 10
- ISBN: 9781419753923
- Page Count: 40
- Illustrations: Full-color illustrations throughout
- Rights: World/All
From bestselling Marlon Bundo illustrator E. G. Keller comes a hilarious “first Christmas” story told from a dog’s perspective
In this laugh-out-loud funny and charming holiday tale, lovable “patrol dog” Murray is put on high alert by all of the sudden changes around the holidays—from the tree in the living room to the laundry mistakenly hung by the fireplace, threats lurk everywhere! And worst of all? Some random guy in a red suit keeps showing up everywhere—and Murray is not impressed. Can he learn to embrace the festivities, or will Murray’s misguided attempts to protect his family ruin Christmas?
**STARRED REVIEW**School Library Journal —
"This is a perfect Christmas read-aloud; children will want to take this book—and Murray—home."
"Funny details in the digital illustrations will keep readers in stitches. . .A delightful Christmas tale that shows a dog’s perspective on the holiday and all its trappings."Kirkus Reviews —
"With understated comic storytelling and elegant, watercolorlike digital drawings, Keller’s holiday fable has the lighthearted wit of vintage New Yorker covers."Publishers Weekly —
"A mix of full-page and panel art full of action, personality, and humor keeps the pace brisk."The Horn Book —
About the author
E. G. Keller is the illustrator of the New York Times #1 bestseller Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Presents A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo, and the picture book To the Moon and Back for You by Bravo star Emilia Bechrakis Serhant. As Gerald Kelley, he illustrated documentarian Ken Burns’s New York Times bestselling book Grover Cleveland, Again!, and wrote and illustrated the picture book Please Please the Bees, which won the 2017 Frances and Wesley Bock Book Award for Children’s Literature and was read aloud for Storyline Online by Rashida Jones. He lives in Denver.