While on a brief trip to my Mom’s hometown I managed to rummage through some of my aunt Abby’s old children’s books. Nothing really says the holidays to me like a good children’s book. My big find in her attic was a lovely copy of Richard Scarry and Kathryn Jackson’s The Animals Merry Christmas. This copy had been well loved by our family. It is the 1958 edition Little Golden book from Simon & Schuster. I loved this book as a child. I still love this book. I love the illustrations, I love the graphic design, and I LOVE the woodland animals. As many of you know the library has a particular fondness for hedgehogs. This book features a story called “Mr. Hedgehog’s Christmas Present.” What more could you ask for.