I saw this idea on Pinterest and I knew that Cricket would absolutely love it, so I set out to collect and wrap 24 Christmas books for an Advent countdown. I ended up with 28 books somehow so we started early, and she has been opening one each day.
This has been a huge hit so far, and we have both really enjoyed the variety of books. I chose not to number them so that she could pick whatever she wanted to open each day. I did write the title on the back of each package so that if she asked about a specific book I could find it.
These are the books that Cricket opened and read this week:
Elmo's Squeaky Santa - This was a Target Dollar Spot find from last year. I'm seeing a theme here! This was a simple little Christmas book light on content and meaning.
Alabaster's Song - Cricket was not interested in this book by looking at the cover, but I convinced her to let me read it anyway. That was a good thing, since she really enjoyed the book. I think it was nice to have something "magical" about Christmas that was still Christ focused.
A Christmas Prayer - I reviewed this book last year for Thomas Nelson, and I still really love it. It is a great companion to our Truth in Tinsel activities. It is a wonderful retelling of the Christmas story in children's words and terms.
The Story of Christmas - I think this is my favorite Christmas Nativity book so far. It just does such a good job of telling THE story of Christmas to a child. I'm so happy Mimi added this one to our collection.
The Nutcracker - This is an old children's version of the classic tale from my childhood. Cricket wasn't so sure about this at first, but she ended up liking all the dancing in it. She has been really interested in my nutcracker collection since reading it too.
The Golden Christmas Tree - Cricket loved this book, because it had all of her favorite animals in it. She loved reading about the animals Christmas celebration, and I would recommend it to any little animal lovers.
The Penguin Who Wanted to Be Different - A Christmas Wish - This was a cute twist on a Santa style Christmas story. We both loved that it was all about penguins, a favorite in our house.
You should also see what others are reading this week at Mouse Grows Mouse Learns.
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