Author: Mariah Carey and Colleen Madden
Publisher: Doubleday Books for Young Readers
Source: Random House Canada (A copy of this book was provided to me in exchange for an honest review.)
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Mariah Carey’s All I Want for Christmas Is You, one of the bestselling and most beloved songs of all time, brings Christmas joy to countless listeners of all ages every year. And now its classic lyrics will bring that same holiday spirit to readers of all ages in this one-of-a-kind picture book! Full of festive December moments with family, friends, presents, and of course, Santa Claus—and featuring lively yuletide illustrations—All I Want for Christmas Is You will become a cherished part of your family’s Christmas traditions for many years to come. (Source: Goodreads)
All I Want for Christmas is You is Mariah Carey’s new picture book version of her classic holiday song. The book is set to the lyrics of the song and features an adorable story about a little girl who wants a puppy for Christmas. The book features really, truly, amazing art by Colleen Madden that really captures the music and the story so perfectly.
The story is so adorable, and really very relatable to kids I think. The story seems to follow a little Mariah Carey as Christmas approaches and she dreams about having a puppy. It worked so well with the lyrics of the song, maybe a little awkward with the “baby” lines and stuff but it was still just adorable. This would also work well to read to kids because you could sing it, which is excellent.
The art was absolutely beautiful. This is absolutely the best part of the book for me. It’s cute and really modern looking. This is my absolute favourite style of art for picture books these days. Madden really captured the story so beautiful, and presented such a cute story – because that’s really where the story comes across is in the art.
I loved this, and highly recommend it. Will probably gift a copy of this to some kids I know who love to read too.