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Barnyard Christmas

Illustrated by Sanja Rescek
Published by Little Genius Books
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book

It’s the night before Christmas … but something is definitely stirring in this beautifully illustrated story of a fantastical holiday miracle!

Neigh, baa, oink,
cluckety cluck, and moo!
Merry Barnyard Christmas
from all of us to you.

It’s Christmas Eve at the farm, and all the barnyard animals are taking turns sneaking out of the barn. At the old pine tree, they make an animal ladder. But why?

The delightful answer to that question makes this an instant classic that parents and children alike will love reading during the holidays and all year round. Featuring an amazing vertical spread of all the animals teetering next to a giant pine tree, simple counting fun, and delightful rhyming text, Barnyard Christmas will warm readers’ hearts as they giggle all the way!

About The Author

Joe Rhatigan is an author and editor whose twenty-year book publishing career has taken him from creating and managing imprints to editing and/or writing more than 100 children's books for trade, wholesale, and educational markets. His picture books and fiction include I Love a Book (MoonDance Press, 2017), The Egg Salad Sandwich Incident (Teacher Created Materials, 2019), Everyone Toots (MoonDance Press, 2018), and Doggie Day Care (Little Hippo Books, 2020). His nonfiction includes Little Genius Solar System (Little Genius, 2021) Step into Reading: Space (Random House Books for Young Readers, 2016), 50 Wacky Inventions Throughout History (Walter Foster Jr., 2017), White House Kids (Charlesbridge, 2015), Ouch! (Charlesbridge, 2013), and Out-of-This-World Astronomy (Lark Books, 2003). He lives in the mountains of North Carolina with his family and a dog named Rooster.

About The Illustrator

Sanja Rescek lives in Zagreb, Croatia where she studied graphic design and painting at the Academy of Fine Arts. She has illustrated picture books for Random House, Scholastic, and many other publishers, and she has also illustrated cards for UNICEF. When she is not illustrating, she enjoys painting and designing children's furniture.


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