Santa Mouse is one of my favorite Christmas books as a child. It's hard to believe this book was first published in 1966. I was only a year old when it came out. I'm not sure when I got my first copy, but I remember it from a long time back. Since writing this blog initially, I've read the book again and there's a simplicity about it that makes it special along with the amazing illustrations. I was reading one review earlier where a reader said it was too politically correct because it showed girl mice drinking tea and boy mice playing cowboys & Indians. I had to laugh about that when I read it. I mean, really ... how could she tell if they were girl or boy mice? One of these days I'll have to get the sequel. My kids enjoy this story as much as I do.
Do you have a favorite Christmas book from your childhood that you've passed on to your kids or someone one?