Mr. Dog's Christmas at the Hollow Tree Inn
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Meet the mischievous but kind-hearted Mr. Dog, a worldly raconteur who delights in telling tales of Santa Claus's visits to Mr. Man's house. His friends at the Hollow Tree Inn—Mr. Crow, Mr. 'Coon, and Mr. Possum—have never heard of Santa Claus. They're mesmerized by Mr. Dog's descriptions of the jolly old man and, naturally, they'd like to entice Santa to the Hollow Tree. So Mr. Dog decides to play along. His generosity, creativity and careful planning result in a joyous celebration for all, capturing the essence of Christmas as a time for love and giving.
We're so excited to share this story and tradition with all of you! Our book features a beautiful hard cover wrapped in red linen, with a foil-stamped title framing Mr. Dog's handsome portrait. Inside, the story unfolds over 36 gorgeously illustrated, full color pages.
- story by Albert Bigelow Paine
- illustrations by Adam McCauley
- design by Cynthia Wigginton
- hardcover, wrapped in red linen with embossing, gold foil and color image
- 36 full-color interior pages + decorative endsheets
- 7.375 inches wide x 9.75 inches tall x 0.375 inches high
- Published: October 2014
- Publisher: That's So Enterprises
- ISBN: 978-0-9916156-5-0
We really enjoyed this as a family, reading it around the Christmas tree. All my sons (even the teenage ones) enjoyed it!
I was not familiar with this story or the author. It is a lovely story about friendship and the desire to do something nice for our friends. I like that there is no deus ex machina in which the “real Santa” shows up or anything like that. Mr. Dog just does his thing. The illustrations are also wonderful
Mr. Dog is such a wonderful character and his story is beautifully told. I love the language steeped in the American story-telling tradition. It is fun to read and is enjoyed by my two little grandchildren who listen. I’m hoping for a holiday tradition planted by Mr. Dog last night on Christmas Eve.
I have given this book to my three siblings because they are all book lovers, children's book lovers, lovers of illustrations, lovers of Mark Twain and lovers of family projects. Thank you Betsy and family for this new addition to the traditions of Christmas!
Mr. Dog’s Christmas has become part of our family’s holiday tradition of reading and giving. We gave a copy to my son’s friend for his December birthday, and when he opened it, my son told him, “This is my FAVORITE Christmas book!”