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This is one of my favorite books from my childhood and it’s become a tradition to read this during the Christmas season for my family.
It’s a 1949 edition and was my older brother’s; I have absolutely no ideal how I ended up with this book. I did offer it to him a few years ago but he wasn’t interested in it so I guess I’ve inherited it .
The pages are yellow and worn but I cherish the memories this book stirs within me. Memories of wonderful Christmas’ as a young child with our family around the Christmas tree and one of us reading this book!
I found this while I was reading a fellow blogger’s post – Morning Ramble and I couldn’t help but post it here.
Author and Illustrator
I was approached by the author to review this book and as I love all things to do with Christmas, I jumped at the chance. Here’s a description of the book from the author:
A magical ride with Santa and the reindeer takes a teddy bear on a whirlwind adventure to become a special Christmas gift. Filled with suspense, antics and charm, interwoven with Christmas traditions and carols for all the family to sing.
The tale builds on these devices to provide a narrative of warmth and spirit of the things that are truly important.
A timeless heirloom Christmas season classic, this fireside epic encourages young and old to believe in the spirit of Christmas.
The illustrations were really beautiful. I also felt that the concept of the story was wonderful – a story about a teddy bear traveling around the world with Santa while finding his own path and place in the Christmas season. The book combines opportunities for fun, creative learning and a wonderful opportunity for quality family time spent together.
I’ve promised to always be truthful when doing a book review and unfortunately, neither I nor my boys enjoyed the story the way it is currently written. We did however enjoy the beautiful illustrations as well as the Christmas carols and history included in this book.
I felt the writing style was too far above the reading comprehension level of the children it was intended for. Also, while I applaud the author for wishing to blend learning and fun, I found the chapters were too full of information. The educational component overwhelmed the story and at several points, did not blend well with the plot.
Keep in mind though, that what may not be my cup of tea may be yours and this book has had some wonderful reviews ~ click here to read them (scroll to the middle of page where it says “reviews”).
Stop by the book’s website, take a Sneak Peak into the book and see if this book is for you and your family!
I was searching through several publisher’s websites in search of some great children’s books for gift giving to the children in my life and I came across these two wonderful books!
For the boy(s) in your life ~
Sheri Rose Shepherd
Format: Hard Cover
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction, Readers : Ages 6-12, Religion, Christianity
And for the girl(s) in your life ~
Sheri Rose Shepherd
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction – Religion – Christianity, Readers: Ages 6-12
I don’t think I can write or say enough about how wonderful these books are! I was so excited when I found them because they are truly love letters from God to our children.
For the boys, each chapter is a “stepping stone” on a treasure map ~ the map of God sharing His words with our sons to help them become the men He so desires our sons to be!
For the girls, each chapter is a love letter from God showing them His path and how they truly are loved and embraced by the King of Kings!
Each chapter of the books, which are no longer than 1-2 pages are broken down into a letter (moral lessons) to our sons and daughters and are signed, “Love, Your King and Father in Heaven”. Following that there is a related scripture verse that can be read and discussed by parent and child. The chapter ends with a prayer that both the parent and child can say together.
The graphics are amazing and the books are so well written. The morals/lessons are deeply versed in Biblical scripture. I just can’t recommend these books enough!
Click on the title of each book to get to the publishers sight for more information about these wonderful books! There is a wonderful written description of each book and excerpts of each book for you to preview.
Just a note ~ I was not contacted by the publisher to write about these books. I just loved them both so much, I wanted to share them with y’all!
Posted in Book Reviews, Books ~ Young Adults, Books Ages 4-8, Books Ages 9-12, Christmas, Christmas Books, Family Fun, Holiday Books, Holiday Books for Kids, Storybook Friday on December 3, 2010 | 2 Comments »
I’ve been away from blogging at this site. I’m glad to be back and I have some wonderful books to share with y’all!
Through out the month of December I’ll be posting books about Christmas, our favorite children’s holiday books and books that make great presents to the young ones in your life.
Christmas time is a wonderful time of year but it also can be hectic, chaotic and in all of the parties, the lights and the fun, sometimes the true meaning of Christmas can seem to get lost.
My husband and I decided earlier in the year that we wanted to start bringing back the real meaning of Christmas for our family. I wanted to make this holiday season different and as Christ filled as possible. I started reading some books, doing a bit of research and I came across this wonderful book!
by Lisa Welchel
Artwork by Jeannie Mooney
Categories: Religion – Holidays – Christmas
This book is dedicated to redeeming the meaning of Christmas and it does this in such a unique way. It links our everyday holiday activities to teachable moments about Christ an helps us focus and bring Jesus into our celebration – on every level!
Here is the description of the book from the publisher:
The ADVENTure of Christmas is a guide for moms concerned that their children are losing sight of Jesus in the midst of the distractions the holiday season brings. Lisa Whelchel was such a mom, but instead of abandoning the traditions of Christmas she rediscovered their original meanings, which were intended to remind people of God’s unfathomable gift.
Hanging lights on the house, wrapping gifts, and decorating the tree have become opportunities to teach her children about how they relate to Jesus’ birth. With The ADVENTure of Christmas, mothers can redeem what’s been lost from the very symbols that are gentle reminders of the true meaning of Christmas.
For each of the twenty-four days preceding Christmas, The ADVENTure of Christmas serves as a fun and handy guide that describes the significance behind your favorite traditions. Hanging lights on the house, wrapping gifts, and decorating the tree will become opportunities to share how these customs relate to Jesus’ birth.
The ADVENTure of Christmas recaptures the true meaning of this beloved season, giving reasons to celebrate for years to come.
Lisa shares how holiday activities today can be related to Jesus and then includes fun activities, recipes and teachable moments for each of the 24 days leading up to Christmas.
The ADVENTure of Christmas is for all ages; there is something for each of us to learn, no matter what age we are. I had never thought about how so many of our standard holiday activities can be an opportunity to focus on a Christ centered holiday.
I’ve incorporated this book into our Christmas studies and we’re all having so much fun while welcoming Christ into each moment of our holiday season.
Click here to find out more about this book as well as check out the table of contents!