A Homemade Together Christmas

A family of adorable pigs decides that this year they will make their gifts to each other for Christmas rather than buy gifts. Each family member is excited to try. Momma makes breakfast, Dad makes a blanket, and sister Rosie sings a song. But the littlest pig struggles to come up with an idea. What can he make?

  • 32 Pages
  • 9" x 9"
  • 9780807533666
  • October 2015

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  • The story is satisfying in both length and emotional tone, with everyone contributing to the family’s celebration in a meaningful way. Charming watercolor illustrations of the porcine household include amusing clothing for all the pigs and a cozy home decorated for Christmas.

    - Kirkus Reviews

  • A heartwarming Christmas-morning finale crystalizes the story’s theme of togetherness, as the presents are enjoyed equally by all. Playful details in Cocca-Leffler’s festive watercolors—Luca’s impractical gift ideas scribbled on sticky notes; hair curlers Momma wears but scarcely needs—add a touch of spice to the sweetness.

    - Publishers Weekly

  • The whimsical watercolor illustrations depicting a family of clothed, dainty-hooved, rotund pigs will charm readers, as will the way each family member’s gift harmonizes with the others to create a special Christmas morning. A sweet and nonpreachy depiction of an old-fashioned, noncommercial way to celebrate the holiday.

    - School Library Journal

  • This thoughtful text is a winsome ode to the joys of creating and of sharing holiday time with loved ones. Add this to a holiday storytime lineup (possibly followed by a gift-making craft session) or use it to inspire some homemade family gift-giving.

    - The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

Common Core

RL.2.1,2,3,5,6,7,10 W.2.1,3,5,6,8 L.2.1,2,2a,2c,3,4,4a,4d,5,5a RF.2.3,3c,3d,3e,3f,4,4a,4c SL.2.1,1a,1b,1c,2,3,4,6


  • Accelerated Reader Points: 0.5
  • ATOS Level: 2.7