Source: From Netgalley and Annick Press in exchange for an honest review. This in no way alters my opinion or review.
Publisher: Annick Press
Publication Date: September 12, 2017
Never having seen trees, the children in Repulse Bay decide that the funny things delivered to them one year for Christmas must actually be for making baseball bats.
Baseball Bats for Christmas is a cultural, holiday book about children in the Arctic Circle getting trees delivered to them around Christmas. This gorgeously illustrated book tells the reader about the life these children lead in this environment and how wonderful it was to get trees and then use them to make baseball bats to play.
I loved the cultural aspects of this book, it was interesting to learn about living in such an extreme climate and how they celebrate Christmas without the availability of shops nearby. The illustrations that accompanied the text were a perfect fit for the feel of the book, they are bright and show the location well as a mix of cool colors.
As a learning tool and as a holiday book, this was a wonderful one. It embraces the essence of giving and gifting things that are dear to you and was very informational about the culture as well.