About The First Christmas Sweater (and the Sheep Who Changed Everything)
In a buoyant story filled with ewe-morous puns, a multicolored sheep who loves Christmas inspires a seasonal ritual.
There are two things everyone knows about Hillary the sheep. One is that, unlike her typically hued friends, Hillary’s wool is all the colors of the rainbow. The other is that she adores everything about Christmas, especially Santa. So when word gets out that Mr. Claus is traveling across Ireland seeking the perfect sheep’s wool for a sweater to keep his belly warm, Hillary’s head begins to spin. Could her wool-dest dreams be about to come true? Featuring a news-loving starling named Didya, a jelly-bean-obsessed farmer, and a choir of Elvish Presley–singing elves, this sweetly comical tribute to the season will find its place among kid-pleasing holiday traditions. Already a bestseller in Ireland, it offers a welcome humorous spin on the holidays and a strong female protagonist.
Featuring Judge’s appropriately silly illustrations and including jokes and a brief note on the Christmas sweater’s Scandinavian origins, this lighthearted yarn will especially tickle the funny bone of pun lovers. —Publishers Weekly
A punny holiday-themed romp for any time of year. —Kirkus Reviews