Synopses & Reviews
"A boy with grand holiday expectations discovers that size is relative when it comes to gifts. Roland's Christmas-morning anticipation quickly turns to frustration when he spies 'the smallest gift he had ever seen' waiting for him under the tree. He promptly makes a series of wishes, 'as hard as he could,' for something bigger and a parade of increasingly larger presents appears. His quest for a gift of truly worthy heft leads him into outer space, where he gains a new appreciation for the faraway, tiny Earth his home. Roland's red polka-dot pajamas are among the splashes of holiday color in the spirited vignettes that playfully accent ample white space and Reynolds's brief, hand-lettered text. Ages 3 7. Agent: Holly McGhee, Pippin Properties. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
About the Author
Peter H. Reynolds is a New York Times best-selling illustrator who has created many acclaimed books for children. In addition to his Creatrilogy — The Dot, Ish, and Sky Color — he is the author-illustrator of Roses Garden, The North Star, and So Few of Me and the illustrator of Megan McDonalds Judy Moody and Stink series. Born in Canada, Peter H. Reynolds now lives in Dedham, Massachusetts.