On Wednesday, the New York Times highlighted several children’s Christmas classics that are returning to booksellers’ shelves this season, offering an escape for the materialism of the 21st century holiday season within their pleasant pages—among them, Palmer Brown’s Something for Christmas, republished by The New York Review Children’s Collection. Something for Christmas is the story of a young mouse who is searching for something to give his mother for Christmas, until he realizes that he’s had the gift all along.
Something for Christmas is a timeless treasure, and its sentimental, simple charm makes it the perfect gift for now grown retro children and their own children, too. Be sure to check out the entire NYRB Children’s Collection, full of charming classics waiting to become family favorites. Everyone could use a little retro something for Christmas.