There are a lot of Christmas books out there. tons. So when Zondervan offered two new books about Christmas for me to review, I wasn’t sure what to expect. But as we’ve come to realize, Zondervan doesn’t disappoint.
First is The Christmas Story For Children by Max Lucado. It’s a lengthy book – my four year old didn’t stick around for the whole thing – but my seven year old loves it! Max Lucado is an excellent writer, that goes without saying, and I love how much life he brings to these characters we’ve all read about a million times. The great thing about this book is that it doesn’t just stop at the manger. It continues all the way through Jesus being baptized and starting his ministry. I thought that was a great dividing point in the Gospel. It also allows for a book to be written in the same format going from the beginning of Jesus ministry through His resurrection. The Easter Story For Children, perhaps?
We also received The Yuletide Icecube Fair by Karen Poth. Veggies Tales is well loved in this house. I appreciate that the messages are Biblical and my daughters love the fun characters. This book does not disappoint. It’s short and very sweet, just perfect for my four year old. In The Yuletide Icecube Fair, the Veggie Tales kids participate in an ice sculpting contest where they have to carve something that demonstrates what Christmas means to them. The results vary from food to malls to finally, a manger. It’s a really cute story with vibrant illustrations. I’m sure this will be a favorite for years to come around here.
So there are our two newest favorite books for Christmas. What are you favorites?