Readers familiar with Brooklyn, N.Y.–based design and stationery store Mr. Boddington's Studio will appreciate its recognizable aesthetic in this illustrated volume of Moore's vintage verses. Bright pink and spearmint–washed spreads, complete with myriad patterns and humorous speech bubbles, pair with scrawled, fine-lined art, opening with a brown-skinned family as Moore's poem begins. Elves of varying skin tones riding on the backs of the reindeer accompany pale-skinned Santa as he grips a list featuring destinations such as Bangkok, Dubai, Shanghai, and Tokyo (though his Nice List includes solely Western names). Busy spreads offer additional fun for eagle-eyed readers, including a sword repair shop and a magazine labeled Vanity Elf; several details seem aimed at those acquainted with luxe interests, such as a Rolex Tudor and a key labeled "Ski Chalet" tucked into a stocking. A stylized update for the contemporary Christmas free spirit. Ages 3–5. (Nov.) Copyright 2021 Publishers Weekly.
"Mr. Boddington's Studio delivers a stylish and modern illustrated reimagining of the most iconic Christmas picture book story using the words of the Clement Clarke Moore's poem "A Visit from St. Nicholas.""--Review by Publisher Summary 2
This clever reimagining of the classic holiday poem features an updated style with a sophisticated and modern palette that will delight both children and adults alike. Simultaneous eBook. Illustrations.Review by Publisher Summary 3
Mr. Boddington's Studio delivers a stylish and modern illustrated reimagining of the most iconic Christmas picture book story using the words of the Clement Clarke Moore's poem "A Visit from St. Nicholas."A perennial bestseller and timeless gift in the holiday season, multiple adaptations exist of this classic holiday tale, almost exclusively illustrated in bold classic colors. Mr. Boddington's Studio provides a fresh take by using the same poem and updating the style with a sophisticated and modern color palette. Children and parents alike will delight in revisiting this classic holiday tale with the iconic and fresh Mr. Boddington's style.