~Written by Julia E. Antoine
~Illustrated by Marziyeh Esfandiari
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Too Clever II: A Tropical Christmas Story by Julia E. Antoine is a heartwarming story that takes the reader on a journey through the DuBois family's holiday traditions only this year Johnny has a special surprise for his parents.
Christmas preparations have begun around the island in which Johnny and his family live. Johnny is filled with excitement. He can almost taste the fruitcake, his favorite of all the holiday foods. Johnny is responsible for decorating the Christmas tree which his father will bring home on the 12th of December. Johnny is eager for December 12 to arrive, but more grateful to have the extra time off of school to spend with his father. Johnny loves and admires his father, who is a chef at the big house on the hill. Finally, December 12 arrives and Johnny awaits his father's return with their special tree. Johnny carefully and strategically decorates the family tree, but wishes there were more presents underneath. He knows his family can only afford one present a piece, but he longs for the day he can provide his parents with an additional gift. That day seems so far off or is it? Johnny just might have a plan.
Too Cleaver II: A Tropical Christmas
Story captures the true meaning of Christmas through the selfless acts of a young boy.
Children will share Johnny's excitement for the holiday celebrations and they will delight in his Christmas surprise.
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