12/2/15

My Christmas Stocking - Crystal Bowman & Claudine Gevry


3.5 Stars

ABOUT THE BOOK -
What happens on Christmas Eve while children sleep? "Their stockings are filled up with candy and toys, and happy surprises for good girls and boys." A kindhearted man hid a gift in a stocking, long ago. He did it to "remind everyone of the Gift that God sent." Christmas stockings help us remember God's love.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR & ILLUSTRATOR -
Crystal Bowman loves writing books for kids. Her books come in all shapes and sizes and many of them have become best sellers. Whether her stories are written in playful rhythm and rhyme, or short sentences for beginning readers, she tries to make them so enjoyable that kids will want to read them over and over again. "But the most important part," she says, "is to teach children that God loves them and cares about them very much."

You can find Claudine Gevry diving the oceans with Technicolor fish, camel riding in the Sahara, trekking in a jungle populated with wild monkeys, or exploring the African savanna in search of huge elephants. Although adventurous, she sometimes gets scared when coming upon a giant spider or other scary beasts. At that time she heads back to the comfort of her studio, where she draws all the wonderful things she saw and dreams of her next visit to faraway lands.

MY THOUGHTS -
This is a very good quality, oversize board book. It has beautiful full color pictures that will capture the attention of very young readers.

My problem, and the reason for the 3.5 rating is that the book being a board book is for the very young (1 - 3 yr olds), but the story is more for older children. Young children would not understand what is being read and they would loose interest. Older children would not be interested because it looks like a "baby book". I am not sure who the intended audience is. 

It is not a bad book for sure! It is sweet, has a good message and has beautiful pictures. I am just not sure who I would recommend it for.


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