The author pays a little lip service toward education by showing primary colors combining to create secondary colors, but the book’s main focus is the exuberance that comes with celebrating the holiday, particularly when the traditions are so new and exciting. The enthusiasm is infectious, and read-alouds will most likely lead to little ones’ looking to do some arts and crafts of their very own. As bright and bold as the holiday it celebrates.
Preschoolers, parents, teachers, and librarians will be excited to “hop” to Patricelli’s latest.
—School Library Journal