Home for Christmas

Home for Christmas A wild little troll runs away from home because he doesn t want to do his chores Rollo tries living with various woodland animals but he finds out that there is no place like home and returns to his

  • Title: Home for Christmas
  • Author: Jan Brett
  • ISBN: 9780399256530
  • Page: 413
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A wild little troll runs away from home because he doesn t want to do his chores Rollo tries living with various woodland animals, but he finds out that there is no place like home, and returns to his family just in time for the best Christmas ever Among the animals who take him in are an owl family, a mother bear and two rambunctious cubs, some playful river otters, aA wild little troll runs away from home because he doesn t want to do his chores Rollo tries living with various woodland animals, but he finds out that there is no place like home, and returns to his family just in time for the best Christmas ever Among the animals who take him in are an owl family, a mother bear and two rambunctious cubs, some playful river otters, a hungry lynx and a friendly moose family.Jan Brett creates an irresistible, mischievous character that kids will recognize in themselves Jan transports us to a glorious Scandinavian landscape where a beautiful fall turns into a magnificent snowy winter Her signature borders depict the troll family missing Rollo, and animals as appealing as those found in The Mitten.A warm, fun loving Christmas picture book for families to share and love and laugh over together.

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    1. This is the Christmas version of Where the Wild Things Are. I love this book.The art is wonderful! I love the borders and the subject. Even while Rollo the troll is away from his family you can see them in the borders and how they miss him so it stays on your mind. Rollo's family is waiting for him to lose his tail which only happens when you stop being wild and selfish. Rollo wants to keep his tail. I am ready for my little nephew to lose his metaphorical tail as well. He loved this book as it [...]

    2. What I like about the book: I loved the illustrations. I always love Brett's illustrations. Not only is Home For Christmas full of Brett's trademark illustrations it also contains a valuable lesson on kindness and responsibility. In true picture book fashion, as much of the story is told in the pictures as in the text. We see Rollo's adventures in the main pictures and text while seeing his family's story in the heart shaped vignettes included in the borders of the pages. This is a great holiday [...]

    3. J Picture Brett, JKay = 5 starsAnother beautifully illustrated adventure story by Jan Brett. Rollo is a spirited young troll who didn’t want to be bothered by daily chores. After Mama and Papa Troll asked Rollo one too many times to lend a hand with a chore, he decides he has had enough and leaves home for his own adventure. He found many woodland animals to live with, but pandemonium always seems to appear. As Christmas nears, Rollo knows in his heart it is time to return home.This is a great [...]

    4. Another fantastic picture book from Jan Brett. I love her stories, especially the Scandinavian ones. This one has those wonderful trolls found in some of her other books, with a lesson on kindness and responsibility. Besides the wonderful story, the illustrations are out of this world. There is such detail, not just in the main illustration, but also in the side panels of each page. I've been buying her books for almost 20 years, and look forward to each new one as it comes out.

    5. The pictures are gorgeous! I felt they were the best part. The story was ok. My kids enjoyed it, but if Rollo was my son, he would have received a drop kick.

    6. This is another fun book by Jan Brett with a Christmas theme. The story features impish trolls again, but unlike Christmas Trolls or Trouble with Trolls, a sweet family of responsible, helpful trolls is depicted. They try to encourage a wayward son to abandon his selfish, irresponsible ways. And, like the prodigal son, he eventually learns his lesson.It's an entertaining story to read aloud. The illustrations are as marvelous as we've come to expect from this author and have a definite Norwegian [...]

    7. As a child, Jan Brett decided to be an illustrator and spent many hours reading and drawing. She says, "I remember the special quiet of rainy days when I felt that I could enter the pages of my beautiful picture books. Now I try to recreate that feeling of believing that the imaginary place I'm drawing really exists. The detail in my work helps to convince me, and I hope others as well, that such places might be real." As a student at the Boston Museum School, she spent hours in the Museum of Fi [...]

    8. Rollo the troll was very stubborn and adventurous. He did not enjoy being told what to do by his parents, and therefore, ran away finding and living with new friends in the woods. All of his new friends were animals and he enjoyed this for a while until one day when he realized he missed being home. Rollo ventured back home and reunited with his loving troll family.Teaching idea: This book would be a great lead in to a lesson on family, where the children create a poem about a family member who [...]

    9. This story is about Rollo the troll who is very naughty and runs away from home, trying to live with different animal families so he does not have to work. As winter turns colder, he realizes the mistake he made in leaving and goes back home, choosing to now be a good troll and lose his troll tail. The side panels show what Rollo's family is doing while he is away, and shows a hint of what will happen next.

    10. I love Jan Brett's beautiful illustrations with wonderful details. My children and I enjoyed this story of little Rollo who is a troll. Troll tails fall off when a troll is helpful, kind and obedient. But Rollo is none of these thingshe is wild, adventurous and does whatever he wants. So one day, he sets off toward the mountainsd meets many animals and has many adventures. Soon he comes to miss his home and family. Teaches a nice lesson, and so beautifully illustrated.

    11. Jan Brett is one of my favorite author illustrators and I use her books regularly in my classroomis one would be just for home use because I don't use strong holiday themes at school. I loved her artwork as usual but felt the story was a bit flat compared to the liveliness of Trouble with Trolls and Christmas Trolls.

    12. Really really cute book about a hyper, wild troll boy who has to run away from home to find out that home is where the heart is. Jan Brett is by far one of my favorite children's book authors and illustrators. Her books have beautiful stories with meaningful lessons for children as well as stunning, detailed illustrations. They're almost like fables in a way, and they are timeless.

    13. As always, Jan Brett's illustrations are reason enough to pick up this book. I love her artistry. Rollo the troll learns a great lesson about the importance of kindness to others. It's a nice book, but not my favorite. When I read it to my kindy and 1st graders, they were interested, but not in love with the story.

    14. Rollo the troll was very stubborn and adventurous. He did not enjoy being told what to do by his parents, and therefore, ran away finding and living with new friends in the woods. All of his new friends were animals and he enjoyed this for a while until one day when he realized he missed being home. Rollo ventured back home and reunited with his loving troll family.

    15. Rollo is a little wild troll who doesn't like doing anything his family wants him to do, so he runs away and lives with various animals in the woods. As always, the pictures are AWESOME and the story kept my 5 year old's attention very well. He loved seeing what animal Rollo would pick next to live with.

    16. I read this book to my nephew and it is perfect for Christmas time. The illustrations are beautiful and I always love Jan Brett's borders. I think the scenic view is very pretty as well as the display of the trolls hair, actions, and clothing. The story line is cute as well and it has a good lesson at the end when the troll realizes he really should respect his family.

    17. Rollo the troll, only wants to do what he wants to do, and it doesn't include doing his fair share around the home with his family. So he sets off for fun and frolic, but fun and frolic isn't all that it's cracked up to be. Finding his way back home through adventure while making new friends Rollo's attitude toward his family is changed once he finally returns home in time for Christmas.

    18. The artwork is what drew me to this book, and it was certainly worth the purchase of only for that. I love that the illustrations are complex and tell a story of their own. The story is itself was just ok, but the pictures bring the book to life. The title is a little misleading: it's not so much a Christmas book as the story of a journey. This is one to add to the book shelf.

    19. Rollo the Troll races a lot and never helps do chores at home. He needs to lose his tail but must be kind and do chores. He refuses and heads off into the wilderness on his own. He meets and lives with many animal families along the way but when winter sets in it is time to make an important decision. Nice story and pretty illustrations. Highly recommended for grades 3-5.

    20. The story of this book didn't really engage me -- it ran a bit long, and I didn't really like Rollo very much. The illustrations, however, are gorgeous in the way the Jan Brett's artwork tend to be distinctively gorgeous.

    21. It is Jan Brett!Enough said!And I loved the moral it teaches. I also didn't know trolls lost their tails once they have begun good works for others.I really didn't even know trolls had tails.Seriously, this book is terrific! I am so glad to have discovered this book.

    22. A book my 6 yr old as well as my twin 3 yr olds loved. A solid reading level 2/3 book, this cute story keeps all ages engaged with the bright colorful pictures and cute story. A great addition to any children's library, we love Jan Brett's fantasy characters.

    23. Excellent story for the little ones! Running away from responsibility doesn't work! Jan Brett's characteristic charm permeates this story and it is perfect for read-alouds. Kids love to look at the little heart-enclosed inset drawings and predict what will happen next.

    24. Brett's beautiful paintings in watercolor and gouache include the signature borders which extend the action of the text about this little runaway troll boy.

    25. Another Brett picture book filled with intricate, detailed artwork. I loved this story about a troublemaker troll who learns how the be kind and the family who never stops loving him.

    26. I love Jan Brett's books, and this one takes us all on a adventure that only our imaginations could take uswho wouldn't want to live with these forest creatures?

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