Thursday, December 25, 2008

A Very Marley Christmas by John Grogan, illustrated by Richard Cowdrey

It's Christmas in the Grogan house, and Cassie and Baby Louie are wishing for snow. Their feisty yellow lab puppy, Marley is anxiously waiting as well.

To pass the time, the family gets ready for Christmas. Marley wants to help too! As the family puts up the Christmas tree, decorates the outside of the house, makes a snowflake chain, and other things, Marley manages to put her special spin on things-which usually calls for completely ruining the end product! Poor Marley!

But in the end, the family realizes--once again--that Marley is a precious member of their family and while she can be frustrating, Christmas would just not be the same without her.

What I Thought:
How can anyone not love Marley? In this book stemming off of the hit book Marley and Me by John Grogran. This book is simply charming, and a wonderful addition to any Christmas book collection.

Any animal lover will adore this book, and kids of all ages will giggle at Marley's antics and join in on the wish of snow for Christmas. The illustrations are great, with just the perfect touch of a nostalgic feel. I highly recommend this book, especially today--Christmas!!

Want to see more? Check it out on Amazon: A Very Marley Christmas by John Grogan, illustrated by Richard Cowdrey.

From my bookshelf to yours, I wish each of you a very Merry Christmas!

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