My Christmas Story Tree, written by bestselling author Mary Manz Simon and illustrated by Gavin Scott, is a board book that sparkles with glitter and foil and leads little ones through the tradition of decorating the Christmas tree. Follow along to add the angel, ornaments, candy canes, lights, and finally place the star on the top of the tree while learning the story of the very first Christmas.
Come help me make a story tree with decorations bright. We’ll tell what happened long ago on that first Christmas night.
My thoughts: MY CHRISTMAS STORY TREE is a cute story about a boy decorating the tree and why he puts an angel on the tree first, followed by the nativity, candy canes, shiny, glittery ornaments, and a star on top--not to mention the twinkly lights.
The story is fiction, but a nice alternative to Santa Clause. Ultra-conservatives who don't celebrate Christmas because it has it's roots in pagan practices will of course not want to read this. However if you want a very light, friendly, not-preachy approach to why we decorate a Christmas tree with angels and stars and candy canes (etc) this is a good book.
Also good for preschools, nurseries, and children's libraries.
Christmas Cookie Day! celebrates the beloved tradition of making Christmas treats and even features a special Christmas cookie recipe for you and your child to create. The bright illustrations by Pauline Siewert and sweet, rhyming text by Tara Knudson are sure to capture the wonder of young readers and parents alike. Perfect for building new memories, this board book has a beautiful, glittery cover.
Excerpt from Christmas Cookie Day!:
Time to bake,
Lots to make!
My thoughts: CHRISTMAS COOKIE DAY! is a fun, rhymey book about baking cookies and decorating cookies, and sharing cookies - fun activities I used to do with my kids when they were little. Including delivering cookies to neighbors and friends.
This includes beautiful illustrations, and a recipe for cut-out-cookies on the back of the book.
This book is destined to be a favorite with the younger crowd, especially at Christmas time when cookie making is a must.