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When Posey Peeked at Christmas Hardcover – September 1, 2008
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From School Library Journal
PreSchool-K–Grandma Posey shares the story behind a faded ornament shaped like a wrapped present. A little mouse named Posey loved Christmas so much that she couldn't resist the temptation to peek at all of her gifts while her family was caroling. Afterward, opening presents on Christmas Eve, the magic is spoiled because the surprise is gone. And the next morning little Posey decides to not open her last stocking present as a special reminder that some things are better if you wait. Kennedy's mouse house and family are cozy and full of energy, her watercolors capturing the excitement and wonder of the holiday. While Posey isn't actually punished for her curiosity with a lump of coal, her remorse makes a strong impression on readers. A sweet but purposeful storytime filler.–Anne Connor, Los Angeles Public Library
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"A sweet but purposeful storytime filler."
School Library Journal
"Children will ache with Posey over her misdeed and understand her motivation, while considering the story."
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Top customer reviews
The illustrations in this book are colorful, creative and cute. It is fun looking at all the things from the "big world" that have been brought into the mousehole. Everything feels very cheery and bright.
I did not like the ending only because I am one of those people who would never have saved a present for decades! I wanted to beg her to open the thing! This story is a good lesson for children like me who are often tempted to open presents before Christmas.