By Leslie Patricelli
Candlewick Press, $6.99, 28 pages
Fa La La is a book that screams the joys of Christmas to your little reader. The main character is a baby dressed only in a diaper and Santa hat. The story follows him as he experiences the Christmas season by putting up lights, picking a tree, decorating a gingerbread house, making presents, taking a picture with Santa and, of course, singing! He sings so loudly, the animals cover their ears! This little baby LOVES Christmas! Fa La La will delight your little one with brightly colored graphics that are funny when you really look at them closely. The final page shows some familiar Christmas icons such as an elf, stocking, reindeer, tree ornament and candy cane. It will be easy to find these items as you are out an about during the holidays. The story is easy to follow and definitely hits the high points of the Christmas season…at least from a child’s perspective. Fa La La is a wonderful stocking stuffer or board book to add to your little one’s bookshelf.
Reviewed by Seniye Groff