Jan Brett was our author of the month for December. We had lots of fun reading her holiday stories. Because many of Jan Brett's Christmas stories are set in Scandinavia, we spent time learning about Scandinavia and Lapland. Reindeer are really used to pull sleds. People wear blue and red clothes like those worn by Teeka in Wild Christmas Reindeer and the boy from FinnMark in Who's That Knocking on Christmas Eve.
We also enjoyed reading Jan Brett's website. She has the very best author website we have found. Check out www.janbrett.com to see the amazing site for yourself. We colored some of the pictures from the site and relly enjoyed learning more about The Three Snow Bears in Jan Brett's video.