Parent's Guide to Story Reading Sanity - Christmas Edition
12 BOOKS YOU AND YOUR CHILD WILL LOVE TO READ TOGETHER THIS CHRISTMAS! Each book is linked for your convenience to Amazon, where you can opt to view a few more of the pages inside, OR simply take the information provided, and go to your local library and pick it up from there! Click here for the full disclosure.
By Birdie Black & Rosalind Beardshaw
Recommeded ages: 3-6
There are funny books, silly books, and some really really sweet books. “Just Right for Christmas” is a
sweetie. After a king has a dress made for his daughter, the scraps pass from one hand to the next, leaving a trail of love, creativity, and care in it’s wake.
Parents will enjoy this book because . . . it contains a simple story that repeats itself enough times that your child will be able to draw his or her own conclusions and make connect with the heart of the story. I loved reading this with my 6 year old daughter because by the time we got to the last page, the story is done, but the picture encapsulates everything that has happened. My daughter went through each character and reviewed how what one had done, enabled the next to share, and on and on. I love it when a story gently leads us into an encounter with truth. This one did.
Children with enjoy this book because . . . it’s empowering. While it all starts with a king, it ends with a mouse. Of course a king is powerful and capable of giving good gifts, but so is everyone else... if they just look around and take advantage of what is available to them! Kids will love the creativity that each character brings to the story and the way the red cloth is constantly re-invented. There is some repetition: “she snipped and sewed and snipped and sewed..” and it creates suspense around what is going to be made next.
My boys didn’t care too much for this book, but I watched it inspire my girls. This book gets 2 little girls thumbs up and 2 older boys thumb sideways, 1 Dad thumbs up, and 2 definite Songs & Stories with Heidi thumbs up!
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