From School Library Journal
Kindergarten-Grade 2-When Robbie is chosen to make up a Christmas story and tell it to the whole school at the holiday assembly, the second grader is worried that his nervous speech impediment will embarrass him. However, he attempts to write a story, going to each of his friends and asking them for ideas. In the process, he corrects their materialistic and selfish views of Christmas, which turns out to be helpful at the assembly. The plot is formulaic and the writing is stiff; there is nothing in the text to hold readers' attention. The illustrations have a cartoonlike, quirky charm, but they are not enough to rescue this heavy-handed tale.-E. M.
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"... varied perspectives; unusual shades of burgundy, gray, and gold; and funny round-headed kids complement the humor of the story." -- Kirkus Reviews, November 1, 2003
"Possibly the cutest holiday book to hit the shelves...Melanson's funky, cartoonlike charaters are the perfect complement to Luttrell's text." -- Knoxville, TN News Sentinel, December 7, 2003
"Redheaded Robbie's Christmas Story" produces such a warm glow that it could very well become a Christmas classic." -- Louisville, Kentucky Courier-Journal, December 7, 2003
"The Christmas ideal of compassion and generosity is the star of this story of a tongue-tied second-grader." -- Associated Press, December 1, 2003