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About the BookFive-year old McKinley is a good kid, but on Christmas day all he can think about is presents! It takes one story, some family creativity, and a few extraordinary visitors to help McKinley remember that family is the most important gift!
It's finally Christmas Day, and McKinley can't wait to open his presents. In fact, he's so excited that he doesn't care about anything else. He wants to open his presents NOW!
That's when Papa Dirk tells McKinley about the Present Pixies, Santa's magical helpers who make sure you're good even after Santa leaves your gifts under the tree. If you're not good on Christmas Day, they make your gifts just go away!
Can the Present Pixies help McKinley remember to be good? Will McKinley save his presents and his family's Christmas?
"As a grandparent of seven children, this book tugged at my heartstrings. Even the best-behaved grandkids experience a lapse in good judgment at times. This story beautifully expresses that concept, as Mick discovers the importance of being aware of the simplest things that bring joy to those we love. A very relatable story, wonderfully written, and with adorable illustrations. Move over, A Night Before Christmas!"
--Sally Kissner, executive director of the Arts Council of South Wood County
"This precious story is an instant Christmas classic! --Elizabeth M. Timmins, public library director (and self-proclaimed children's book aficionado)
"Watch out, Elf on the Shelf! The Present Pixies are the new way to teach kids to behave at Christmastime. Will McKinley learn his lesson about continuing to be good on Christmas day, or will the Present Pixies take away his presents for good? In this delightful story, parents and children will eagerly await to see which route McKinley will choose. Based on a true story, McKinley and the Present Pixies is a very good lesson book that encompasses good choices, love, and compassion."
--Toni Goodall, retired kindergarten teacher
"McKinley's story reminds us how patience, kindness, and forgiveness bring gifts of their own. The warm illustrations paired with the rhyme and rhythm of the story make this book an especially fun read--for adults and children alike!"
--Lynn Cartier, retired kindergarten teacher (and grandma of fourteen)
"McKinley and the Present Pixies offers an absolutely endearing resolution to that all-too-frequent moment when a child has difficulty seeing a world beyond themselves. This is a Christmas story I can envision families reading and re-reading for holidays to come."
--Scott Langteau, author of Sofa Boy and The Frog at the Window