From School Library Journal
Gr 1-4-Considerably more challenging than QEB's "Puzzle Adventures" set, these "Where's Waldo"-style volumes cram hundreds of similar-looking cartoon figures and objects into busy spreads. Each tableau comes with a visual list of items to spot: 6 in the first few scenes and 9 and then 12 in subsequent pages. Christmas not only includes spreads for Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and New Year's, but also settings that range from Santa's teeming workshop to celebrating crowds in tropical locales. Each volume ends with 10 bonus items to find.α(c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
About the Author
Jill Kalz is the author of more than 60 titles for children, including the Tuckerbean beginning-reader series and the picture book Farmer Cap ("Pfeffernut County" series), finalist for a 2008 Minnesota Book Award and winner of the Readers' Choice Award and an AEP Distinguished Achievement Award. Kalz has also published poetry in the Nebraska Review, the Ohio Review, Cream City Review, and other magazines. Her short story "Last Call" was a runner-up for Minnesota Monthly's Tamarack Award. Kalz works as a children's book editor and lives in Minnesota. A complete list of her titles can be found at jillkalz.com or the Jill Kalz author page on Facebook.