When DeeDee's parents move to a new town and into an oh-so-tiny house, DeeDee's winter holiday becomes too much to bear. It isn't that DeeDee isn't fond of dollhouses, that's okay, but it all becomes complicated when DeeDee is taunted by a classmate. She stays cheerful for her school's Christmas exchange, until she is betrayed by the cunning little girl who lies about the present with DeeDee's name on it. How can she be thankful?
To top it off, dad explains that their new house is too small to set up a holiday tree. In DeeDee's spiral of disappointments, all is not lost Surprises are in store when accidents happen.
For first and second graders, this picture book doubles as a christmas story during winter reading seasons, and also as a Christmas party gift that a child can manage to read alone.
For early childhood, this splashy picturebook provides a lovely teaching experience for learning to deal with feelings of disappointment, loss, and anger. It is an early introduction to a child's feelings of betrayal offering a solution with a happy ending.
The story is a fictional recounting of the author's true life childhood experience.